This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
From Christianity Today:
In our managerial age, we instinctively look to 'leadership principles' and 'keys to effectiveness' to 'master' dysfunctional congregations. Some of this arises from a sincere desire to help the church be the church. Yet some of it is pure hubris and vain imagination, thinking that with organization-speak we can transform the church. Worse still, organization-speak has a way of deafening our ears to the unique language of Scripture. Only that language can open our eyes to see 'the glory of the Lord,' the one reality that transforms us into Christ's image 'from one degree of glory to another.'"