I am emerging

Bruce Reyes-Chow sent this twitter earlier today.

""I am emergence" post coming today. Want in? In 140 WORDS or less, blog/FB about it WITHOUT defining by what you are NOT and I'll link back."

I twittered my response in exactly 140 characters.

I am emerging since I am in an ongoing and incomplete process of questioning and answering what God calls the church to be today

Then I noticed that he said 140 words, not characters.  So,

I am emerging because I am in an ongoing and incomplete process of questioning and answering what God calls the church to be today.  Specifically, questioning and answering what God calls the particular church that I serve to be.  I am emerging in my current and local context, because that is the only way I know how to be emerging.

I wrestle alongside others in my church with what it means for this group of Christians to follow Jesus' calling in a world that is like and unlike the world in which our faith was formed.  Honoring our context means we can't simply throw everything out and start over, at the same time it means we can't simply do what we've always done and truly be faithful to our calling. 

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