This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
I love this quote by "liquidthinking" in Making Sense of the Church about churches that embody the Gospel:
The gospel turns lives upside down. People quit their jobs in business and volunteer with homeless people. A church where the gospel is known is quirky, unpredictable, uncontrollable, uncool, seemingly unstable, and in every way alive. People are loved and the kingdom is built.