In Christ

“In Christ there is no emergent or institutional, no liberal or conservative, no progressive or fundamentalist, but Christ is all, and is in all.” “One of you says, ‘I follow Len Sweet,’ another, ‘I follow Rick Warren’; one says, ‘I follow Brian McLaren,” another, “I follow Chuck Colson.’ Is Christ divided? Was Brian McLaren crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Rick Warren? Are you not acting like mere men? What, after all, is Brian McLaren? And what is Rick Warren? Only servants, through whom you came to believe–as the Lord assigned each to his task. The institutional church planted the seed, the emerging church watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.”

(Apologies to St. Paul. Cross-posted–commented?–from Anna’s blog,

A comment by Daniel on Paradoxology: What the Emerging Church Needs, pt. 1.