Big church is bad - What about big city? Big family? Big country? Big denomination?

Without a doubt there are all sorts of abuses unique to big churches, or easier to commit in big churches. And without a doubt some abuses become worse as the scale of the church grows.

So some people say that we should restrict the size of the church, to curb these abuses.

I wonder how this suggestion maps onto other things that get big? Because after all, one of the things that seems to mark the astonishing capcity of humanity (a part of our image bearing?) is about ability to build large organisations.

So should we limit the size of our denominations? Our cities? Our extended families? Our nations?

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