I hope you have enough sense to read this with discerning eyes. But I do find it interesting to see how “emergings” would like themselves described, and how D.A. Carson “missed.”
But, I must say this: if you want to know what the emerging movement is all about, don’t read DA Carson’s book first. Instead, first read Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger, Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures (Baker, 2005). Why? As I said before, the courteous thing to do is to let the movement speak for itself. Which is exactly what Gibbs-Bolger do. They show the center of the movement is about ecclesiology not epistemology. (Emphasis His)
This, in my opinion, (as the author earlier acknowledges) is a false distinction.
Also, I’m only through the first two “Emerging rivers” and I must say I’ve found quite a bit more in the second that I like, than the first. In fact there are subtly in the first some things I hate.