This video has popped up in a number of different places. It gave me a smile.
There is a certain point at which the “church” and “corporate enterprise” comparison breaks down, and it should. A church should be welcoming and comfortable, yes; but it should not sacrifice its values for popularity or discard any challenge to new members, either.
Whilst I’m at it — and this is so obvious that it shouldn’t need saying — although I’d rather see a full church than an empty one, we really do have to give up the notion that the church with the most members is the one that’s transmitting the gospel most effectively.
That is obvious, isn’t it?