“It destroys the people in the big churches, because they are no longer dealing with community; they’re just part of a crowd.
In the vaunted small-group movementâ€”which certainly has some good things going for it (probably earlier on, more than now)â€”people say, ‘Well, we take care of community by having small groups.’
Well, those aren’t communitiesâ€”those are people you like. And, you know, a community has to have people you don’t like in it.”
From an interview with Eugene Peterson in Radix magazine