So many blogs I've read address the issue of church membership that I wouldn't know where to begin linking. It's ubiquitous. I hesitate to say much about it myself, both because my feelings on the matter are so extremely intense and because there is a caution in me concerning doing so.
I will say, however, that if I hear another sermon on the subject of, or invitation to "Come place your membership and get plugged in," I may find myself in the position of making the difficult choice between being carried out in a paroxysm of hysterical laughter or beating someone senseless with a toaster oven.
Who says church isn't exciting?