Ben quoted Kennon Callahan in his post "Goodbye churched culture." Kennon said:
A churched culture is not so much defined as a culture in which a certain statistical percentage of the population is actively participating in church work... Rather, a churched culture is a culture marked by the presence of a persistent, pervasive, major feeling among the people that the church is important.
I couldn't agree more. And I couldn't agree more with Ben's response: "I think it's safe to say that even in Fort Wayne [popularly known as the "city of churches"], this kind of culture is on its way out, and in some places is gone completely. What we have now is a mission field. Thus the need for missional churches."
Amen and amen.
Peace out; and in.