Local Emergent Church Recedes
Rancho Buena Vista Community Church, until recently called Vista Journey, has "receded" from the "emergent" church movement, according to its pastor, Andrew Hardy. "Actually, Rancho Buena Vista Community Church was always our name. We only changed it for about six months while we were trying to 're-vision' ourselves in a way that would reach out to the 'postmodern' culture," said Hardy, making heavy use of air quotes. "Yeah, we were really into that whole 'emergent' thing for quite a while. But it got old real fast. Like I'm really gonna preach in a recliner for the rest of my career! I finally decided 'emerging' wasn't for us, and so I called a meeting of the 'Vision Keepers,' our fancy name for an elders board. We just decided to go back to being a regular old receding church."