I was listening to you brother. and as I just wrote, I found the difference in between the loosely held concept of "emerging" and the tightly held "Emergent".
I somtimes think people go on a bit much about the "bible belt", and yet assume that Southern California is the "seat of satan", nothing could be farther from the truth.
Much to my pain and my testings, I have learned that Jesus is much loved, and His Name and Ministry is strong in this district. I do miss my home congregation at Hope Christian Church, and praise God!, His 'new work" He has given us in Santa Monica, a proud fleshly city where Jesus is just an "afterthought".....the perfect place for an assembly!! Glory to God!! I have told my mentor, that I have staked out the "toilet" ministry as my very own, meaning I shall wield mop and sponge, and broom and vacumn with delight!! Poor to be fed, count me in, seniors to be driven to assembly, count me in, the thinly attended prayer meetings, count me in!!
make us small, so You, Dear Lord, can be counted Large.
in Jesus love, neil