R. Scott Clark has some serious and sobering words to "churchless evangelicals" (part 1) (part 2). I actually wouldn't agree with everything he says (or at least not as he says it) - I think some of his comments could be taken as suggesting that the ministers themselves are the means of grace, instead of the Word, Sacraments, and Prayer. They are not the means of grace, nor are they the mediators of grace. They are not priests and the congregants are not laity. Yet I suspect that this is just an infelicitous wording on Prof. Clark's part - I'm sure he'd agree with me that ministers are not priests and that there is no priest but Christ in Christianity.