This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
Some good thoughts on the church being tame vs. wild. From Thin~Spaces:
I don't think that the issue is institutional vs. Non-institutional churches ~ Emergent vs. Traditional churches ~ or even House churches vs. Mega-churches. The question becomes; Is the church being empowered by God's spirit daily or is it trying to conserve what God has done? One path is tame while the other is wild and dangerous. Give me a church with Claws and Teeth any day.
And this from Wes Roberts:
A friend once asked me, "If Jesus was half the revolutionary you claim, how come he is now represented by one of the most conservative, status-quo institutions on the planet?… We get the Christianity we deserve–we just can't pass the buck. The Church in the West–with some notable exceptions–has a tame faith because it has been giving a tame message for centuries. You can't breed a radical, revolutionary movement on passive, middle-of-the-road rhetoric.