Evangelicals Engaging Emergent
A Discussion of the Emergent Church Movement
Publication Date: May 2009
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While plenty of books related to the conversations as well as controversies surrounding the emergent church have surfaced in recent years, no comprehensive evangelical assessment of the movement has been published until now. Evangelicals Engaging Emergent draws from a broad spectrum of conservative evangelicalism to serve as a clear, informative, fair, and respectful guide for those desiring to know what emergent” means, why it originated, where the movement is going, what issues concern emergent believers, and where they sometimes go wrong theologically.Among the dozen contributors are Norman Geisler (A Postmodern View of Scripture”), Darrell Bock (Emergent/Emerging Christologies”), Ed Stetzer (The Emergent/Emerging Church: A Missiological Perspective”), and Daniel Akin (The Emerging Church and Ethical Choices: The Corinthian Matrix”).
Bill Henard is senior pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, former trustee chairman for LifeWay Christian Resources, and assistant professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Henard and his wife, Judy, have three children and two grandchildren.Adam Greenway is assistant professor of Evangelism and Applied Apologetics and associate vice president for Extension Education and Applied Ministries at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also directs Research Doctoral Studies at the seminary’s Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth.