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Unfortunately, this is a huge question. So, I'll provide a generic overview answer from a few sources. First, here is the Wikipedia article describing Emerging churches (the Emergent Movement). It covers a lot of ground. A simpler overview of their principles can be found in Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures by Eddie ...


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DeWaay, in The Emergent Church: Undefining Christianity, (on Amazon but in stock on CICstore) asserts that Emergents believe in a hopeful view that "the kingdom of God is emerging through the processes of history because God is the future, drawing everything into Himself" (DeWaay 11). See DeWaay's book for that case, but I think this is a fair assessment. ...


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"Liberal" Christians generally follow some of the traditional practices and morals of Christianity, but generally reject the notion of the inerrancy of Scripture. As a result, their beliefs can be very diverse. Their emphasis on doctrine is sometimes light, but sometimes very academic. "Emergent" Christians have adopted a "postmodern" mindset, seeking to ...


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Let's take a look at John chapter 10 in the original language. Here is a PDF of John 10 in Greek with interlineal English. John 10:30 is written: ΕΓω καί ό πατΗρ εν εσμεν Ego kai ho pater en esmen I and the father one are. The final word, "εσμεν" (esmen) is a plural conjugation, as compared with "εστιν" (estin) would be the singular. ...


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I believe this generally refers to the purposes of God the Father and God the Son (Jesus). Jesus was sent to do the will of the Father, so in their purpose they are one. This is similar to the reference in John 17:21. "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that ...



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