Ed Stetzer on methodology, denominational policies, cooperation, and mission

Ed Stetzer said:

We should not resort to enshrining our methodological preferences into denominational policies.  Policies not rooted in common confession unnecessarily divide.  Demanding uniformity in matters of preference will decimate cooperation in matters of mission.  Let me say it again: demanding uniformity in matters of preference will decimate cooperation in matters of mission.

I think this is insightful and wise.  I pray that the SBC and other denominations would heed such wisdom.  I need to think more on where the line of methodology and theology is.  Methodology should be theologically valid.  Theology should be methodologically practiced.  But I don’t think the categories of methodology and theology are in air-tight compartments which is why this discussion and debate should continue.

Stetzer also wisely said:

The circle of Southern Baptist cooperation must line up with the circle of our confession or else everyone and every agency does what is right in his or her own eyes and the result is a confused and ultimately divided convention.

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About pjtibayan

I love Jesus Christ and live to share life and share Jesus together with First Southern Baptist Church of Bellflower primarily to Southeast Los Angeles County.
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