Monday, February 2, 2009

In Other Words, We're All Okay *

Cathy Lynn Grossman brings word that the mainline denominations are doing fine:

Statistically, the mainline has declined by the millions in recent decades. But church historian Diana Butler Bass makes a contrary case: That it is thriving despite the odds. She once told me,

Mainline congregations have a beautiful world where they are enacting service, doing justice, learning to pray and caring for one another. And no one seems to realize they are there.

* Name that movie!

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