I read quite a few books every year, and one of the best I’ve read this year is Why I’m Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be by Keven DeYoung and Ted Kluck. It is a clear, concise, well reasoned, and creative look at the so-called “emerging” trends in the church. They make exceptionally strong points about the weaknesses of the “movement” while acknowledging that there are some things the church could work on.
Pyromaniac firebrand Phil Johnson, who is a really good writer, has a much better review of the book than I was going to write. It is worth the time to read the post. And the book will be helpful to understanding this sometimes complex and confusing issue. You can order it here. Read it and let me know what you think.