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The most powerful reason the church is in decline in North America is that the church’s way of being in the world does not represent a genuine alternative to mainstream society. The church leadership conversation has been coopted by our culture. When the church becomes an agent of the culture, indistinguishable in most ways from [Read More...]

5 Reasons Your Church Should Be Smaller

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This was first published at Crosswalk.com, so please stop by and visit the original post. For years it has bothered me that, although the majority of churches in America have fewer than 300 people, most church leadership advice comes from pastors of huge churches. The assumption that bigger is better pervades the church leadership culture. What if [Read More...]

Shrink by Tim Suttle (book trailer)

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I believe in the church maybe more than I believe in any other thing in this world. The church is the surest sign I know of that God loves everything he’s created; that God is not done with the world. The church is the singular reality bearing faithful witness to the truth that God has [Read More...]

Shrink Cover Art

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The Manuscript for Shrink was officially accepted by Zondervan last week. The final painful edits involved cutting a full chapter, which hurt a bit at the time, but seems so obvious now that I can’t believe I was ever worried about it. This feels like a pretty big milestone for me, and for the project. Essentially, [Read More...]

Shrink: A Quick Update on my Current Writing Project

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I just realized that I’ve never done a blog post on my current writing project, so I’m going to do that today. In November of 2011 I wrote an article for The Huffington Post called “How To Shrink Your Church,” that did really well. It got picked up several other places and the traffic was [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – 2012 Year End Confessions

Father Adam – a Benedictine monk who is my spiritual director – always says “God is good. People are crazy.” That sums up the year 2012. Here is my year-end confession. I confess that I am not a very good celebrator of New Year’s Eve. Growing up my family celebrated with Dick Clark on East [Read More...]

Theologian Trading Cards – It’s the Gift that Keeps On Giving

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Forget the Jelly of the Month club, this is a stroke of genius. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t think of the idea first. Zondervan has had some great money makers (The Purpose Driven Life was pretty good), but this thing has solid gold written all over it. If you are wondering what to get [Read More...]


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