This Is Broken

I’m not the world’s biggest Seth Godin fan, but this is one of the funniest things I’ve seen on the Internet for ages. It raises questions about what is broken in our lives – and, given the focus of this blog, the church.

  • We have a broken understanding of church leadership that still thinks we are in Christendom, and all we have to do is call people back to their latent faith.
  • We have a broken understanding of ministry that thinks one person can be apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher and not have the first name ‘Jesus’.
  • We have a broken understanding of mission that thinks people will just come and join our club.
  • We have a broken understanding of organisation that thinks we can simply transfer secular management theories to the church and all will be well.

Add your own examples …

In the context of the video above, there are people who let these broken things slide, because it’s not their job. There is a lot of ‘I’m not a fish’ around – things designed by people who would never use them.

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About Dave Faulkner

I'm a British Methodist minister, married with two children. I blog from a moderate evangelical-missional-charismatic perspective, with an interest in the 'missional' approach. My interests include Web 2.0, digital photography, contemporary music and watching football (Tottenham Hotspur) and cricket.

Posted on February 27, 2013, in ministry, missional and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I had some trouble with the quality of the video – may be a bit broken? :)
    My computer’s pretty dinosaurish.

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