Some time ago, I noted some problems with Why We’re Not Emergent by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck. One of the more ludicrous issues was the ex cathedra declaration that it was fair game to lump all emergent leaders together:
when people endorse one another’s book and speak at the same conferences and write on the same blogs, there is something of a discernible movement afoot.
Never mind that none of these actions — either separately or together — really mean anything, let alone that they constitute “a discernible movement”.
More recently, on his post about the term “Young, Restless and Reformed”, DeYoung states that he is
afraid the label is often used in a way that makes YRR sound like an organized movement with official standards and spokesmen.
He then goes on, in detail, to show how it is not.
Four years ago, he declared that A+B+C=D. Now “D” (by that declaration) applies to his team. And he doesn’t like it.
Changing horses mid-stream is a tricky thing.