Jesus taught that spiritual inspiration (revelation) is the harvest of the heart. He said: “Out of your innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38).
The purpose of church (of believers gathering together) is to release the inner flow so that the Holy Spirit can move through those present and manifest the power and presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ through the gifts and the fruit of the Spirit.
Religious information moves through the brain. However, church is much deeper and more profound that mental messages and concepts. Church ignites the human heart with the fire of God, it doesn’t just massage the mind.
If a religious meeting doesn’t get beyond the brain, if it leaves the heart untouched, unchanged, and unmoved by the living God, it may be a lecture on religion, but it really church?