in the last couple days, the ripples from a blog post by nick fiedler (of the nick & josh podcast) has swept through the emergent blogosphere. his post, titled the great disappointment (a post about emergent) basically expressed his disappointment with returning to the states after spending a significant time traveling abroad and feeling like emergent had somewhat stagnated.
naturally, it stirred up quite the blog responses by the likes of tony jones
, julie clawson
& makeesha fisher
. i was going to jump on the blog response bandwagon (cause, of course, the entire blogosphere has been eagerly anticipating it…), but i thought a quote would do. in tony jones’ response, he basically gave a thoughtful rebuttal that offered a bit of history and he talked about the challenges of starting a full-fledged movement/revolution. in regards to leaders involved with emergent not putting forth the effort to create some kind of global movement, he offered this great quote:
Martin Luther King didn’t coach t-ball; neither did Ghandi. Start a revolution if you want, but that’s not a price that I’m willing to pay.
[you mean mlk and my boy mahatma didn’t like to t-ball it up??]
interesting thoughts about personal callings and personal sacrifice. i’m sure the conversation will continue.