I have a post in the works for today, undergoing some editorial revision.
But while that's in process, READ CARL TRUEMAN. The bro brings the bam!, wondering aloud what it would be like if
the conservative evangelical church world came to be dominated by a symbiotic network of high profile and charismatic leaders (think more Weber than Wimber), media organisations, and big conferences? What if leadership, doctrine, and policy were no longer rooted in the primacy of biblical polity and the local church? What if, in other words, all of this became a function of an Evangelical Industrial Complex?You must read the whole thing. It's devastatingly wonderful.
And yeah, thank God that things aren't really that bad.