Diane Singer's church (First Baptist of Huntsville, Alabama) narrowly missed being taken out by a tornado last week. The picture of the near-miss became a bit of sensation on the internet (I post it here too) but the event prompted a provocative commentary on Breakpoint.
Particularly challenging were Diane's concluding questions:
If a tornado destroyed your church building tomorrow, would your community even notice its absence? Is your church making the kind of impact on your community that brings help to the helpless, comfort to the hurting, light to those living in spiritual darkness, and glory to the Lord? Do people in your community generally view your church as a blessing, or as something less positive? Would your church be missed?