Church Day. Dresden. June 1-5, 2011
Echoing Green looking for social entrepreneurs

Is there any future for the institutional church?

More scandalous news from Belgium this morning. Jonny Baker asks the question:

In the light of the scandals surrounding the Catholic church, and the decline in church attendance over the past decades, has the classic model of the institution had its day?

Is institutional Christianity an outmoded organisational technology slow, heavy-weight and rigid and are there new, more light-weight and adaptable skins that provide a more flexible and adaptable service& or is the move towards a more fluid, "TAZ" Christianity no more than a flash(mob) in the pan, lacking substance or ground for genuine action?

The Apple 7 event this week at a pub in London hopes to pick up on Kester's earlier thoughts and answer that question.

Great photo on Kesters blog, btw. Reminds me of that Vineyard service I went to last year.