If you had to read one thing on the Emerging Church, you would do well to make it a short article entitled "Evangelical Amnesia" by Dean C. Curry (a Messiah College professor of politics) in the current issue of First Things.
This post is also intended to dish out some "tough love" to those who are not yet subscribers of First Things (which, to see Curry's article anytime soon, you must be). Send my your address by email and I can ensure the first few of you get a free trial issue. Also notice that Stanley Hauerwas is back in those pages with a feature article. Eight cents, as you may have guessed, is thirty bucks per year divided by 365 - approximately equivalent to one sip of good coffee.