Though the Westminster Shorter Catechism puts it this way, “What is the chief end of man?, Thom Wolf – in his dissertation – puts it this way: “What is the best way to live life on this planet?”
Here is his interesting answer which he unfolds at length in the balance of his dissertation and in short for in his Universal Disciple Pattern…
Whatever it was, earliest Christianity, the generation of the first 25 years of the movement that celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, was not a random occurrence. The reason given for its success by those who were part of that rapidly replicating movement was that they had an answer, a patterned answer, to the question, What is the best way to live life on this planet? Their answer appears in the letters of the community known to us as the New Testament. It was a living answer passed on like a spiritual DNA, replicating itself in a very personal but systemically fractal way; it was a pattern of life-flourishing everywhere it was received and acted on.
Note: The dissertation was titled –
LIFECODE: AN EXAMINATION OF THE SHAPE, THE NATURE, AND THE
USAGE OF THE OIKOSCODE, A REPLICATIVE NONFORMAL
LEARNING PATTERN OF ETHICAL EDUCATION FOR
LEADERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS