how to kill a church

Found this on FB.

dead-church

In the West, we are suffering a drought of institutional loyalty. To combat this, the institutions have focused inwardly. Because that works.

Rather, institutions have become separated from the instituted. That’s why they focus inwardly. Because they aren’t trying to grow. They are trying to maintain.

What are the ways churches inwardly focus?

I’ll let you answer that.

Author: Joel Watts

Joel L. Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. and MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014). his latest, Jesus as Divine Suicide, is forthcoming.

2 thoughts on “how to kill a church”

  1. A little levity for a Monday morning.
    “If a person is focused on themselves, we call them shellfish”.
    As in, crabby. Or maybe…not kosher?

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