I thought of the baptistboard and debates over the church growth movement while watching a Billy Graham classic from Madison Square Garden in 1957 this week. Paraphrasing, at one point he mentioned that churches and ministries like to send in reports of their high numbers and brag about their high numbers. Then he pointed out that Jesus weeded out the excess when crowds got large by telling them they had to take up their crosses and follow Him. I wonder if our mega churches are mega on target, and thus blessed by God, or if they are pandering to itching ears? I am sure the answer is probably some of both, depending on the church. Interesting thought.