This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
The .Plan had this quote and the italicized comment below.
Many churches have a superficial idea (and experience) of community. Christian community is easily mistaken for mere cordiality, courtesy, or sociability. It easily becomes least-common- denominator "fellowship," not much different from the Kiwanis or a neighborhood potluck. Often so-called Christian community is marked by nothing that is specifically Christian and nothing that challenges the values of surrounding pagan society. —Shepard K. Authentic Fellowship. Christianity Today, October 7, 2003
CT has had a recent spate of good articles related to ecclesial matters. What's up?