The emerging church movement has been exploring alternative forms of worship, authentic approaches to community, new ways of talking about theology and holistic expressions of mission. Different people are attracted to it (or repulsed by it) for different reasons. T he movement is far from a uniform group that can be easily summed up or represented by one person. One group in America, though, that brings together diverse voices is Emergent Village, who have teamed up with Baker Books to offer a series of books that offer hopeful ways of addressing the gospel to a changing culture. The series is called Emersion, and the first volume is An Emergent Manifesto of Hope.
As an Australian reader, I learned from the mainly American writers grappling with issues in their context that are often similar to my own.