There’s a lot of criticism of the megachurch in the world today (including some of my own) for using “corporate” strategy to reach people for Christ. But I think this essay provides a much broader overview. In this context, I’m not sure that the parallels are inherently either good or bad.
The church exists in the world. We naturally move forward with it: use of the printing press, telephones, cars, airplanes, technology, etc. So I guess it seems natural that there would be a correlation between the spaces where we work and live, and the places where we worship.
What do you think? I especially enjoy any kind of “overview” which extends beyond the last 20 years – they seem to provide a more objective perspective – broader cultural change vs. singular incidents of change.