I wasn't a part of the conversation Friday night, but I heard a lot of it revolved around the question "What does it mean to be 'emergent'?" I recently ran across the core values of the Emergent Village, as posted on their website, and for me they were really helpful. One of the problems is that "emergent" can encompass "postmodernism" "new Christianity" and many other things. But as far as the name Emergent goes, I think these core values are very descriptive and helpful. They may also provide interesting discussion for our cohort in the future.