Challenging the Critiques of Emergent

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I would be a jerkheadface if I didn’t direct you toward the recent blog posts of my friend Josh Brown and his recent thoughts attacking the massive elephant of criticism of Emergent (Remember the old adage; “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”). Josh is biting some chunks off (and taking some serious hits for his courage); please join the conversation if you have something constructive to add…

And please, please, knowing that it’s been proven that, psychologically speaking, we tend to overlook the things we agree with and focus on the things we don’t, go out of your way in reading to be encouraging with areas that you and Josh may be flowing in the same direction and generous in listening and speaking where you’re butting heads.

Here’s the links:

Introduction

A White Man’s World

A Trend/Flash in the Pan that will settle for Denomination

A Public Service Announcement on Friendship

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2 thoughts on “Challenging the Critiques of Emergent

  1. Certainly…the fact that I think this needs to be a reminder just reinforces for me that we suck at talking with others who disagree with us in this culture.

    We tend to say nothing and talk behind their back or dig a trench and lay low, then stand up long enough to take a wild shot, then jump back to “safety” again.

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