Rudy Carrasco points out an article at Charisma, “30 Emerging Voices” which profiles 30 leaders in the emerging church. The list does not include Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, Andrew Jones, or any of the entire list of people you might come up with when asked to name some leaders in the emerging church. Odds are you may not know any of the 30 people on this list.
This is, in fact, one of the things I like about the emerging church… while there are known spokespersons in the movement that are representative, by and large the real leaders are not necessarily that well-known. They’re mostly in the trenches “doin’ the stuff” as John Wimber used to say… rather than doing the book and lecture circuit and waiting for the next royalty cheque to cash in while they negotiate airtime on the networks. What a great way to reinvent Christianity.