Church to festival

A carnival of Christianity
Theo Hobson, Saturday July 09 2005, The Guardian newspaper.

On the Greenbelt site here, and the Guardian here.

I don't buy the analysis of institutions, that they are inherently and intrinsically bad, or that it's possible to move beyond them (all the festivals qouted are institutional with a hierarchy and structure and power and politics of some sort), but I love festivals, and it's a great article.

I think we need to stop doing so many conferences and have more festivals, to allow more participation, and involvement. And the idea of church as festival, is very engaging.