One of his main points is that the Church of Christ is dying. The author is writing from Europe where the Church is clearly fading into obscurity. Moynagh asks the reader, why is this happening? His basic answer is that the church has failed to be relevant and meet the needs of the culture. The Church, to him, is lost into the realm of modernity and absolutes while the culture is living in a world of postmodernism and relativity.
Moynagh’s plan reveals a major problem with the Emerging Church: by adapting to the culture, we limit the effectiveness of the Church and as a result become irrelevant. In an attempt to be relevant, the Church becomes irrelevant and the fading of the Church in Europe illustrates this. It is good that Moynagh is trying to save the decay of the Church in Europe, but he fails to let Scripture define how Christ grows the Church and offers us a recipe for further disaster.