Thursday, February 09, 2006

Emerging Church in the News

The Star Tribune has a story about local emerging church, Solomon's Porch. There isn't much new covered in the article, but for those with little to no knowledge about the emerging church, it may be helpful.

The article argues that the primary advantage to emerging churches is a closer sense of community. A smaller church body will certainly offer a closer sense of community than the mega-churches it uses as a foil to Solomon's Porch, but I really wonder if that is the primary motivation of those attending such a church.

One sentence does give me pause, "The service feels more like a party." A party? This is worrisome. Perhaps this is merely the sense a non-believer receives, who is unaccustomed to a church service.

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