des•ul•to•ry

adjective — [des-uhl-tawr-ee]

definition: lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm

It is true that some traditional churches are desultory, dispirited, boring, dull, lifeless, inept, small, disheartened, or otherwise dying. One does wonder, though, why such a dead dog keeps getting kicked, sometimes quite viciously, by the church marketers.

David Wells, The Courage to Be Protestant, 39