I'm realizing that I really am an "Emergent." I've tried for a long time to keep away from the label (and I still don't want to be labeled) but I really do relate too well with the "
As I've been working in my church here in Ramona I’ve realized something about myself and the emergent church: though a distinction has been made the message is still for evangelicals. The other day I was trying to find a good gift to give the students in my small group for our last meeting of the summer so I was reading through some books. Of course I looked through the kind of books that have really been a help to me. I looked through Velvet Elvis and Sex God, Adventures in Missing the point, A New Kind Of Christian, the Jesus of Suburbia, and some others. Every book I looked through was for people who are used to and/or are sick of the main stream evangelicalism they’ve been raised in or have seen all around them. The books are geared toward people who already sing worship songs, pray on their own, read the Bible every once in a while, and at least think it’s good to evangelize. As I began to see this I also began to see that my message is usually the same (at least the message I enjoy giving the most). The Problem is that my youth group doesn’t fit this description.