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Speaking of ecumenical winter, it sounds like the NCC Titanic has hit an iceberg. Some so-called conservative Christians are still belly-aching about the NCC. The signs were there 20 years ago that they were done. At the end of the article, there is a reference to robust churches. I am assuming that this may mean the mega-churches. I recently made a prediction to a synod-minder acquaintance that the death of majority Christianity in this country will be the mega-church. His jaw dropped and his forked tongue went silent. I then explained what this article has stated in that the threat from the mainline NCC types has long since passed. He is a closeted fan of the CGM because he is a small m methodist. I knew that I had hit a nerve with him.
GJ - Robert Schuller, founder of the Church Shrinkers, shrank his congregation to zero.
The Lutheran ones that are bigger than Barnum and Bailey now will be Unitarian or gone in 20 years - St. John Ellisville (LCMS, Willowcreek), St. Mark in Packerland (WELS).
Methodist would be confessional for them.