Willow Creek Community Church, the suburban Chicago megachurch that has become a model for some of the nation’s largest congregations, started more than a quarter century ago by asking the question: Why don’t people go to church?
Speechless: Poet Scott Cairns recounts a Dan Rather interview with Mother Teresa in which he asked her what she says to God when she prays. “I don’t say anything,” she said. “I just listen.” Rather then asked what God says to her. “He doesn’t say anything,” she responded. “He just listens” (Crux, Winter 2006).