I was asked, in connection with a previous post, how I would define ’emergent Christianity’. Here it is-
Emergent Christianity is a movement within (yet not exactly of) Christianity which – whilst jettisoning Scripture as the font of faith and practice- replaces it with a Madison Avenue-esque marketing scheme designed to attract adherents of its ‘form’ (though it is authentically malformed) of belief. It is a movement rooted in secularism which strives to appeal to those whose Christianity is shallow enough and theologically ignorant enough to adopt its anti-clericalism and anti-denominationalism.
Consequently, though it ‘appears’ to be Christian it is as far from historic Christianity as the sun is from Pluto.