The most important consequence of [inexpensive transportation by automobile] is that the gathered church—as distinct from the church as corpus Christi, which is all-encompassing—has been reduced to a mere voluntary association of like-minded individuals who can join and quit, or come and go at their discretion. The church, like any other commodity in the marketplace, exists only to serve the needs of its individual members.My earlier thoughts to a similar effect can be found in my post, The Communion of the Saints.
06 November 2014
While I frequently link to earlier posts, I try to do so in the context of something new. Today my "new" contribution is merely a link to an excellent post by David Koyzis, The Death of the Parish. A sample to whet your appetite: