I’m over at That Reformed Blog with my latest guest post “The Church Is Hopeless.” Here’s an excerpt:

It’s no secret that many churches have dwindled in size. Prominent churches and pastors are embroiled in controversy. Not a week goes by that I don’t have someone tell me that they’ve left organized religion or that they’ve walked away from Christianity altogether. There’s so much pain, so much dysfunction, so many issues.

As I was talking to another pastor about this, we started wondering aloud what would need to happen for churches to turn around. “Sometimes I think the church is hopeless,” he told me. “Have you ever thought that the only way things can be made right again is to plant new, healthy churches?”

Want to read more? I hope you’ll check out “The Church Is Hopeless,” and jump in on the comments!