A number of people involved with Emergent were interviewed recently for a two-part special on PBS entitled “The Emerging Church. More information and a link below:

Washington, D.C., June 27, 2005 – RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY, the award-winning newsmagazine program hosted by Bob Abernethy and produced by Thirteen/WNET, will present a special series on a new movement in Protestant Christianity — “The Emerging Church” — to be included in programs distributed Friday July 8 and July 15 to PBS stations nationwide at 5 p.m. ET (check local listings)

In this two-part report, correspondent Kim Lawton examines how some evangelical and mainline Protestants are rethinking Christianity for a new generation. In conversations conducted largely through “blogs,” leaders of the emerging church movement argue that old models and categories are no longer effective. They are developing new theologies and new forms of worship, often blending elements from different traditions — and eras — of Christianity. Some are generating controversy for urging a radical re-examination of conventional understandings of the faith.

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