As youth pastors, we can get frustrated with traditional churches, hierarchy, and politics.
We want to see changes happen, but often are not the ones in the position to speak about them...let alone implement them. Sometimes we hold in our clenched fists these "stones"...all of the problems we think need fixing: the worship, the structure, the leadership, the youth budget (or lack thereof), the rules and regulations, the atmosphere, the senior pastor, the parents, the theology, the hymns we have to sing, etc...
Over time, these lists can pile up like a bunch of stones. Before long the only thing we know to do with them is throw them at the root of the problem...the church. And if the church has stained glass windows, you might be in for a real scene!
But rather than standing outside in the parking lot throwing stones the church, we must get inside and try to bring change from within. I credit this phrase and idea to my friend and colleague John a.k.a "Bags" and our conversation at the Zoo Bar in Pittsburgh.