One of my redneck buddies, Ken Miller, updated his blog – finally! (Just kidding, Ken…I’ll take the good stuff you post whenever you post it!)

He recommends Erwin McManus’s newest book, and his post includes this gem…

Here’s an excerpt that will remain a priceless jewel as long as the established church is stuck in the mire of man-made tradition:

“With insects most of us know that bees are called swarms, and ants are called colonies. Among ocean life, I was aware that whales are pods, and fish are schools. Cattle are herd, birds are flocks, and if you watch Lion King, you know a tribe of lions is a pride. If you grew up in the country, you might know that crows are murders. Maybe the most unnerving one is an ambush of tigers.”

Brace yourself…….

“I was surprised to learn that a group of buzzards waiting around together to feast on leftover carnage is called a committee. Just this one insight is worth the price of the whole book. This explains so much of what’s going on in churches – a lot of committees waiting around to live off human carnage.”

Erwin Raphael McManus

Ken – who has a knack for getting right to the point in some creative ways – ends his post with this…

* The cost of pastoring established, unhealthy churches – 3 years of religious detox.
* The cost of The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus – $11.55 plus shipping.
* The quote above from the “Resident Alien” – priceless.