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The Official Band of Emergent

posted by Tony Jones

Rick is honing in on his finalists.  Hilarious:

David Wilcox- white guy folk singer. Cannot do it. Of
course, he deals with spirituality in a way that is emerging and is one
of the only white earnest folkies I can stand. Still. He is the “official” band of the older white element of Emergent, luckily it is tiny.

Coldplay- seriously. stop. never. they are the “official” band of bad youth ministry… along with the Fray and Snow Patrol.

But does Zach feel left out?



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Julie Clawson

posted February 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm


given that I pretty much only listen to David Wilcox and U2, they get my vote. But I’m not liking the “older white emergent” label… :)



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tim

posted February 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm


my kids (21, 16, 12) like coldplay
the only song i really know about is “fix you” from the “young @ heart” movie, a great documentary
tim



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Andrew

posted February 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm


It’s not hilarious. It’s narrow-minded, judgmental, and sad.
I’m sure it’s nice to be a smug member of the “emergent” church, but does a guy who mocks artists really reflect Christ?
He’s a sad blogger. What’s he creating besides noise?



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Zach Lind

posted February 22, 2009 at 11:51 pm


I think Andrew needs a drink. Personally Tony, I couldn’t be happier enjoying the proceedings from the sidelines. the last thing we need is the ken silva posse picketing our shows. ;-)



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Colin

posted February 23, 2009 at 3:18 am


Andrew,
Cheer up! I’m sure he didn’t mean to diss your favorite band.



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Dan Ra

posted February 23, 2009 at 8:48 am


gah… coldplay?? emergents need to listen to some antony and the johnsons or joy division.



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Brian

posted February 23, 2009 at 10:14 am


I thought the Emergent Church was supposed to be something different, new, and postmodern. The idea that there could be ONE official band seems to undermind all of that. I know, I know, the guy is just trying to be funny. But still.



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Ken Silva

posted February 23, 2009 at 10:59 am


“the ken silva posse picketing our shows”
Hey, now there’s an idea my dearest loving Emergent brother Zach…. ;-)



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emergent pillage

posted February 24, 2009 at 2:16 am


So, Wilcox is unacceptable because…
He’s white?
And so glad to see you are so accepting of older white people into emergent. God must love them, too, though not as much as younger non-whites.
(but weren’t/aren’t derrida, caputo, spong, borg, vattimo, and mclaren old white guys?)



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