Monday, July 14, 2014


Most American denominations are now in free-fall. We have tried everything we know to encourage and help local churches adapt to a new world - and we have produced several excellent resources and processes which are bringing real renewal and hope to hundreds of congregations. And yet the death tsunami seems to swallow all our anecdotal victories in a collective plot-line of ecclesial annihilation. This thing is so far beyond "adaptive leadership" that I am apt to throw something the next time I hear that term benignly tossed about as a solution to our present situation.