You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a post-modern world, reared in evangelicalism, and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren't.
The emergent church is asking good questions and dialoguing about good things: community, caring for the poor, loving Jesus. Coauthors Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck care about these same issues. They should be all over this movement.
But they're not. And here's why—they do life founded upon orthodox beliefs about God, propositional truths about Jesus, and the authority of Scripture. Many do not.
Why We're Not Emergent gives both a theological and an on-the-street perspective that helps you examine the emerging church for yourself. Provocative yet playful, this book seeks to show you why being emergent isn't the only, or even the best, way to be passionate about Jesus Christ.