I love the church. It's harder to love specific congregations.
The church at Corinth had many problems. Some simple kindness would have helped.
It's up to pastors to remind each other to talk to people instead of about them.
What goes on in the mind of a leader who tires of building consensus and just strives to get things done?
Peter Rollins is a prominent figure in the Emergent church movement in the United Kingdom. Schooled in philosophy, with several degrees from Queens University in Belfast, Rollins is determined to revitalize Christian practice with a peculiar blend of self-critical Christian practice and theory. He works with a group called Ikon, which engages in “anarchic experiments in transformance art” and holds “theodramatic” events in pubs and on the streets of Belfast.
"It seems to me the mainline churches are set up institutionally not to generate celebrity-status people, whereas evangelical churches, which are likely to be independent and have an entrepreneurial minister, almost breed celebrity status."