Princeton Seminary has some folks on campus who enjoy poking fun at Christians, both those on campus and Christians in general. Their underground publication is titled "The Whineskin," mocking the official school newsletter, "The Wineskin." In their summer issue, they had the following quip about the so-called "emergent" church. As in all good humor, it is both funny and sadly true, much like Holy Office's theological lexicon which Shane Wilkins quoted.
After several years of new successful churches labeling themselves the "Emerging Church," the quasi-organizational leaders of the movement decided to eschew categorizations and unjustified accusations of institutionalization. Thus in efforts to remain fresh and relevant, they have renamed the national cohort the "Still Emerging Church." Rumors have it that other names are under discussion for the future. They include the "Come on, We're Still Emerging Church," the "Almost Emerged Church," the "Definitely Emerged Church," and the "OK ... Dammit, You Were All Right ... We've Become an Institutional Church Church."