The Dominance of the Emergentsia

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : February 16, 2006

One of a growing number of made up words from Chris:

E-mer-gent-si-a 1. an elite group enjoying superior intellectual and
theological status in the emerging church movement. 2. a class among
the emerging church population claiming intellectual dominion over
particular aspects of the movement.

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4 Responses to “The Dominance of the Emergentsia”

  1. Chris on February 16th, 2006 11:23 am

    Before any of the Emergentsia’s ire is raised against me (just as intellegentsia normally react when labeled such), I must point out that the first lexical definition of Emergentsia can be quite benign and even taken as a compliment if conceived of properly.

  2. Van S on February 16th, 2006 11:26 am

    Totally…you are actually paying a COMPLIMENT to the “emergentsia.”

  3. Van S on February 16th, 2006 11:26 am

    Wait…am I among the “emergentsia?”

  4. Chris on February 16th, 2006 4:56 pm

    *sound of crickets chirping*


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