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The Purpose-Deficit Church

The Purpose-Deficit Church

In his self-help book ‘Fishing For Happiness‘, Joe Simonds quotes Ryan Deiss, founder of Digital Marketer: “Companies don’t fail to grow because of websites, locations, people, equipment, stock prices, or any other excuse that dying companies try to blame for their tough times or bad luck. “Instead, companies fail to grow when they lose sight of their mission and purpose in the world. They begin to die when they forget about why they were started in the first place. They…

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How To Kill Methodism (And Other Christian Traditions, For That Matter)

How To Kill Methodism (And Other Christian Traditions, For That Matter)

In my lifetime, I have heard all sorts of reasons advanced for the decline of the church, including the Methodist Church. of which I am a part. Television. Sunday sport. Broken families. New atheists. World War One. The Swinging Sixties. Postmodernism. And it’s largely bunk. We aren’t being killed by outside forces, we’re doing a pretty good job ourselves. Our story is one of slow motion suicide. In a blog post on the 100 Movements website, missiologist Alan Hirsch cites…

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