It seems to me that the essence of the emerging church movement, and even the essence of the church itself, can be expressed in three ideas: an inward journey, an outward journey and a journey together. Everything else about our churches - their sizes, shapes, structures etc. - is secondary, and maybe even irrelevant.Thanks for Jordon Cooper for the link.
The church suffers from the illusion that the sermon is the creative, prophetic effort of the lonely individual.I referred to this editorial earlier - it's finally been posted online. Not a bad position on the issue.