Ministry is full of both principles and ideals. If we confuse the two, then we’ll either require something that God does not require for faithfulness, or we’ll disregard an aspect of faithfulness.
In our efforts to quickly mobilize churches in missions, I fear we’re unintentionally undermining the church’s ability to patiently invest for the spiritual long-term.
Only a church in relative safety and comfort has the time to talk about polity. Right?
Service in global missions and service to the local church aren’t opposed to each other—or at least they shouldn’t be.
We trivialize the doctrine of Christian liberty when we focus on freedom to while neglecting the beauties of freedom from.