In a previous posting, I asked the question of the goodness of a democratized theology. This is the sense of what theology after Google. Emergent Christianity is seen as a deconstruction of the old boundaries and rules -- including the clergy system. That is a church that is guided or perhaps ruled by the clergy. Anti-clericalism, of course, has long been with us.
But there is a question that has been raised about the conversation that is going on here in Claremont. In our embrace of democratization are we giving way to a rather undisciplined conversation. That is, should we be more concerned about what the Reformed tradition calls doing things "decently and in order"? Or, to put it another way, should we be concerned about "appropriateness" of our conversation?