In his summer update at his site, Brian links to the meme that just won’t die – The People Formerly Known as the Congregation. It’s driving a fair bit of traffic to this humble blog. ‘Tis much appreciated.
…I’ve met intriguing and amazing people and seen the grace of God made visible in and through their lives … many pastors and denominational leaders, many committed followers of Christ who are living out their faith in their jobs, schools, slums, governments, neighborhoods, and families. I’m also moved by the honest people with deep questions whom I meet in nearly every city – often experiencing a lot of pain and disillusionment and alienation from the church (If you want to get a feel for what they’re going through, check out this link). It’s inspiring to meet all these people, and a true honor to seek to be of encouragement to them.