Some interesting thoughts by Steve, particularly for Sanctus1 as a community that has close ties to the institution.
I think that the comments need to be listened to and reflected on. My immediate, unreflective, reaction is to agree with the fact that Christian theology is centred on death and resurrection, but to also highlight the fact that although Christ's post-resurrection body was different it was also still recognisably him. Christ did not die and come back a completely different person, he was resurrected as fully man and fully God - Still the same person.
Therefore what does this mean in regard to the death of the Church. I think that it is a bit naive to say that the institutional church will die and disappear and something new will emerge. I think that it is far more likely that the church will go through a process of radical reform; a death in certain areas and new life in others. It will fragment, dissolve and disappear fully in places but I do not believe that it will die and cease to exist.
Perhaps I'm just an optimist and protecting my pension...