What's So Appealing About the Mega Church?
The ChaliceBlog: A mega-church like community of liberals.
I also commented at great length at Peter Bowden's blog Live at UU Planet:
My salient points to Peter's blog were,
1. I'm one of the many UU leaders who isn't convinced that Small Group Ministries is the salvific force in liberal religion that some folks think it is;
2. I do not see how Unitarian Universalist leadership could (or should) market the Small Group Experience to seekers and expect a huge response;
3. Unitarian Universalists do religion so differently than mainline Christians, we're being more than naive in thinking we can translate that model to the way we do church and "do" theology and expect anything like the same results;
4. I genuinely wonder why UUs lust after the Christian mega-church model, yet we never hear mention of a mega-mosque or mega-sangha. I propose that it isn't just numbers we're after, but the political power, clout and money that comes with the Christian version of mega-church.
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