This just in, and I wish it was satire: It’s now official; these post-missional, post-futurist, post-emerging post-church-planting post-missiologists have waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands.

And then in their best Humpty Dumpty language they actually say stuff like this from Alan Hirsch:

The church as we know it is changing. We live in a post-modern, post-Christian and post-American world, where the church is no longer placed at the center of society. Our influence is waning and our basis for ecclesiology will drive the way we interact in this new reality.

It begs the question, what should the church look like and how does the mission of the church adapt within this context? In his book, The Shaping of Things to Come, Alan Hirsch paints a picture of what the new church should look like. Hirsch asserts that “the church can be reborn through incarnational mission, messianic spirituality and apostolic structure.” ( Online source)

Yeah, or…you could get your heads out of each other’s books, curtail your myriad conferences where you’re just talking to each other anyway, and actually preach the Gospel. 

I’m just sayin…