“The church, then, in Paul’s mind, must be above all a school of love. If it’s not that, it’s nothing. Its goal is not simply to pump knowledge into people, but to train them in the ‘way of love,’ so they may do the ‘work of the Lord’…not simply a community where you learn or learn about, but where you learn to.”
For all that I don’t agree with in McLaren’s book, there are some things he expresses quite well.
Brian D. McLaren (A New Kind of Christianity)