I read Reveal on the plane trip home from the Missional Renaissance meetings in Dallas in November.
I think Willow is moving in helpful directions. I have not read a lot about what, specifically, they plan to do differently as a result of their findings and I think they’re still trying to figure that out. I think that they should be commended for publicizing their mea culpa even before they lay out their individual solution. It indicates humility.
I’m still thinking this through and I need to go through all of DJ’s links, but I see overlaps with Willow’s self-diagnosis with comments I’ve made here many times about the degree to which North American Evangelicalism tends to believe that spiritual change occurs by information transfer. Something I’ve not written about here much that I also believe is relevant is the degree to which North American Evangelicalism revolves around the Sunday Morning Event. I paint with a broad brush here, but everything revolves around what I call “the show” rather than the Sunday morning service being a resource *and* an expression of the faith expressed all week. While worship can be argued as “the point” the presentation of worship and teaching is not.