So apparently, the emerging church conversation has been around long enough to be looked at historically. I suppose I knew this, but I didn't really know what that history was. Click here to for Andrew’s take on the history, as well as excellant definations of both the word "emergent" and "missional".
I personally am more commited to the concept of missional than to emerging, but frankly I find the emerging paradigm most condusive to what I want in a church; and afterall, when it comes to picking a church, it is all about me isen't it. ; )