Michael Patton has tried to map the church spectrum and the emergers.
Here are the graphs – a snapshot of his thinking:
They are some really interesting images. As with all of these kind of pieces the subjective nature of the work shows through in a number of different ways:
Why does Patton put some of fundamentalism outside of orthodoxy – unless he’s thinking of the super legalistic types.
How is McLaren is considered more orthodox than, say, Jones.