Something Andrew said has got me asking, how do we get the virally-minded Missionals, the macho-charismatic Calvinists, the anarcho-hippie Anabaptists and the pomo-philosophising Emergents talking to one another about mission again? I miss the interplay.
Yeah, sure, we disagree on some things. But we all agree the ancient distinction between overseas mission and local church has collapsed / is collapsing, we all agree we should be focussing on Jesus in the midst of this, isn’t there a whole lot of stuff we could still work through together?
Even where we disagree on things, can’t we see that iron sharpens iron and if we debate with respect there is much to be learned from the experience and the engagement? Jesus was a guy who walked all over boundaries. Why shouldn’t we?