I found an article today that gave me a lot of hope. It listed the 12 defining qualities of an underground Christian movement in Asia, which offered a refreshingly different paradigm for doing church than building a cult of personality around a tenacious, charismatic, good-looking thirty-something white male church planter guy (which is the model that I’ve assumed that I’m supposed to follow even though I’m not charismatic or good-looking). Apparently this movement is kind of like a house church movement, except that there aren’t specific meeting times so much as a continual daily rhythm of worship and study. And there are no celebrities. They don’t convene in a big stadium to get their marching orders from the catalyst leader. They don’t even use Hillsong for their worship pieces. Imagine what church would be like if it really were people on the margins organically discovering Christ together without any rock stars or brand names. Check out this article. It gave me a lot to think about.