The emergent church is big on having conversation or a dialogue about scripture and the absolutes. The pastor or speaker gets up to do a sermon or a narrative . After he finishes his time he will hold a discussion on what he just preached or maybe pick a word from the passage and pose questions to the group. But with this type of study you can make the the passage fit your understanding and take it out of context which can be dangerous. The next part of the conversation is how to be effective in the community for chirst. But can they really be effective reaching the community if they left the mainline church hurt and angry . They would only be able to reach the same type of people as they are. So, in a nutshell there conversation centers around how relational and Christlike that they can without really having a relationship and not really living like the bible says. My question is if they have no absolutes how can they have a relationship with him.