Each person in that nightmare was a Christian, serving and sacrificing. But somehow, that shared commitment did not become a shared commitment to each other.
This third edition has moved even closer to being the near-perfect solution to being calmly productive, and no competitor I have seen comes close to being second.
Our church leadership is going through the process of developing a plan for the next five years, and setting some (we hope) Christ-honouring and ambitious goals for that period. We are forming task groups, and working together to produce something for this autumn. I was trying to explain it to someone this morning, and I