I missed the Wild Goose Festival again this year, but Amy Yoder McGloughlin gives a good review, and more importantly, what it means for emergence Christianity.
Phyllis Tickle is right. Something is happening in the church. There is something new emerging. And, looking back on church history, it’s not unexpected. In fact, it’s right on time. The church makes major shifts every 500 years or so. She describes this shift as “the emergence,” the transition the church is making from the Reformation to whatever is next.
This “whatever is next” is what the Wild Goose Festival is about. But, the difficulty is this: We don’t know exactly what is next, or how this emergence will evolve Christianity.
Yet if the Wild Goose Festival is any indication, there are a few things we do know about this shift toward emergence.