The reason churches so often become dull is that they confuse the infrastructure of the church with its purpose. This sort of church may be of interest to ecclesiological anoraks, but it won’t get people out of the pool and on to their knees. When the Kingdom comes in great power and glory, no one is going to care if anybody took the minutes.
Maggi points out Giles Fraser’s article ‘Too much religion is bad for your faith’ from the Church Times. It is a good rant on the need to step outside the church box once in a while: