Interested in Language
could anyone tell me what an inbred church is?
It's a pdf file. hope you don't mind...
Last edited by Maria Carolina Morais; 13-Feb-2016 at 16:53.
The phrase is "inbred church associations". They are talking about networking and broadening the input of ideas, "cross-pollination". So, it's likely to refer to inbred ideas, not people. They want to broaden the "vertical authority structures".
The church is stagnating, and they want to share ideas with other congregations.
Thanks, Raymott! So it could either be this or that they only have internal procriation, depending on the context, right?
Yes, but I think I read enough of the context to think that it's the ideas and associations that are inbred, not the people.
In future, Maria, please give the context in post #1.