What is Emergence?

Over the past few weeks I have had conversations in multiple classes about what Emergence, Christianity is and what it is not.  Needless to say that after hearing varying definitions and ideas about the impact emergence is having it would be easy for someone to become confused or mislead.  On Monday, Tony Jones was featured on The Harvest Show to discuss his book on atonement.  Before the discussion about his book, Tony did a really good job of explaining the history of emergence in Christianity and its role in the theological dialogue with a sociological perspective. Check out the video for yourself. Skip to 21:28 of the video, I've tried feverishly to have the video start there but have been unsuccessful in doing so.