Change takes time
Edwards was two years into his stint as pastor at Northampton. Though I was sleepy, Marsden's word made me fully awake:
Edwards is one of the greatest thinkers in American history, a man of passionate faith, and one who loved the church of Jesus Christ. Despite that, change did not come immediately. It took time. There are no shortcuts to walking with God, implementing a vision, or growing a church. Change takes time!