I'll try to keep this highly controversial topic short, even though people in my vocation can get fired by people who don't know the difference.
Although some may say these two are the same, conservatives would beg to differ.
Emerging would focus on the emphasis of missional living, decentralized organization, and a less confrontational approach to evangelism (i.e. Rob Bell's "Bullhorn" Nooma).
Emergent, however, would add liberal doctrines and morals that could be associated with the emergent village on top of what is "emerging". They believe that certainty in faith is not achievable. Some would say this leads to a toleration of non-negotiable truths that are essential.
Evangelicals would state that the doctrine and theology of "emergent" is pretty much heresy, while "emerging" is not truly a theology, but rather a methodology to apply the theology that has stood the test of time.
I better stop before I get going. Does that help or confuse you? Did I miss type something? What's your thought.....Micah, Tim, anyone....what do you think?
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