When it comes to churches, I used to believe bigness was neutral.  Big churches can be loving, small ones can be unloving.  I’m not so sure anymore.  Not about big churches being loving and small ones being unloving, but about bigness being neutral.


One thing bigness does is what smallness almost never does: makes one think they must have everything right.  Otherwise, why are so many following us?  

American evangelicalism is sadly littered with examples of charismatic personalities with little accountability and the attendant belief that they are simply “too big to fail.” 

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