Great artists steal, according to Picasso, so I’ll borrow a page from Mark Batterson and say how much I like the idea of becoming the solution to the problem. It’s so easy to sit around and gripe about what’s wrong in churches and then leave when it bugs you…the hard choice is getting off your duff and actually doing something about the issues. I tell you, I’d rather get kicked out of a church for being too active then just wander off mumbling under my breath about how stupid the whole thing is. Criticize by creating: get an idea together, find people who like it, and make it happen. Let other people be the critics — they can sit around and tell you it can’t be done while you’re in the midst of doing it. Note that I’m not saying it’s a good idea to cross authority or do things under the nose of leadership. I’m just saying that taking a proactive rather than reactive stance is so important and actually what many church leaders are wishing they could get!