During a recent vacation to South Africa I met up with many old friends, including having tea with my favourite pastor. Many an interesting thing discussed, as usual, as well as catching up with some news, he pointed out an interesting stance:
Many seem to think Christianity is about community. It isn’t about community, it is about transformation.
Interesting. I can see that. A lot of the developments I’ve seen in Christianity lately seem to be related to getting back that transformational power, escaping from dogmatic ideology it has turned into in many contexts. Where does community fit into it then? Maybe something along the lines of transformation happens best within the context of community?