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Reimagining Church by Frank Viola
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really liked it

I have never argued with a book so much. Nonetheless, I think it does point to something we need to wrestle with. We use a biblical name for "pastors" but as Inigo Montoya says, "I do not think it means what you think it means."

Some questions I came away from the book with:

1. If the pastoral role as currently practiced is wrong, how do we transition away from it?

2. Is it really completely wrong? Because if it is then I am forced to sit in judgement over every person who comes to me (or other pastors) looking for leadership in their lives. It is one thing to call for all believers to be under the leadership of Jesus, but is it fair to tell people to refuse leadership of humans even voluntarily? I get the sense that Viola has no problem with voluntary subjection to human leaders, but I didn't get from the book how to draw a line between then leadership becomes "institutional" and when leadership is "organic".

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