The church can learn this from TV: TV shows aren’t real. The greatest entertainment and stories shown on screen end when the credits roll. People have to go back to their real jobs with their real families, and their real problems and real hurts are still waiting there despite the momentary distractions of the flickering screen.
The only hope the church has ultimately consists of being unlike television shows. The only hope we can offer better not be merely a momentary distraction but a real world solution to the deepest needs of humanity.
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.”