Yes, it is an amazing thing. But that’s what happens when any movement becomes an organization. The challenge is to rediscover the roots of the movement.
I volunteered with a non-profit for some years that wrote into its organizational bylaws that it dissolve after 50 years. The founder knew that then it would become too institutionalized.
Fifty years later, founder dead, the board rewrote the bylaws. Afraid to say, the founder had it right!
There’s a movement of thought that argues that the global Christian “Church” goes through a massive overhaul every 500 years and we are in one now.
Every 500 years or so, the church-and the world-experience huge social, political, economic, and cultural shifts. What…sojo.net