This gem from James Davison Hunter's very intriguing latest title, To Change the World, p. 102:
Law increases as cultural consensus decreases.
True in society, but true in denominations too? Do we desire to tighten by means of verbiage what we cannot attain by means of consensus? And is such a project doomed to failure? Are we headed towards an ever more fragmented and litigious future in the PCA?