Several 'prominent' members in the E.C. movement have blogs:
- Brian McLaren, author of "A New Kind of Christian" and "A Generous Orthodoxy" and pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church near Washington, D.C.
- Dan Kimball, pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA
- Andrew Jones
- Doug Pagitt of Solomon's Church in Minneapolis, MN
Karen Ward is 'webmeister' to a site that reads the following on the front page:
the emerging church of the 21st century may have more in common with the church of the apostolic era, than with the church of the 20th century.
many ancient practices of faith and ways of being communal are being re:booted and morphed for the needs of the future church. as leonard sweet writes, "our faith is ancient. our faith is future. we're old-fashioned. we're new-fangled. we're orthodox. we're innovators. we're postmodern christians."
Here are some of the more popular emergent churches:
- Jacob's Well - Kansas City, MO
- Mars Hill Bible Church - Grand Rapids, MI
- Mars Hill Church - Seattle, WA
- Mosiac - Los Angeles, CA
- Solomon's Porch - Minneapolis, MN
Phil Johnson (Pyromaniac), blogger and executive director of Grace To You, is certainly an outspoken critic of E.C.M. He has written several posts discussing his concerns, and you can read just a few here and here.
Ingrid Schlueter has also written numerous critical posts on her site Slice of Laodicea. Much of what is on her site is criticism of ECM and of Rick Warren and "The Purpose Driven Life."
Keith Drury writes about E.C.M. resistance from baby boomers.
Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, discusses his thoughts here and here.
D.A. Carson has written a book on E.C.M. titled "Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church." Here is an adapted article.
McLaren, Kimball and several others have given a response to criticism. This response mentions an essay written by Dr. David Mills, a professor at Cedarville University (I knew Mills when we were both students at Cedarville) - Mills wrote his essay after listening to Carson discuss his thoughts during the Staley Lecture series at Cedarville in 2004.
John Hammett of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary wrote a paper entitled "An Ecclesiological Assessment of the Emerging Church Movement."
UPDATE: Are you emergent without knowing it? Check here to see if you are.