At the latest Southern Baptist Convention, an outgoing chairman of one of our Southern Baptist committees remarked:
"Our Conservative Resurgence voted to go back to our roots theologically, but as I read the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report, it is as if we are voting to go away from our roots methodologically. We are who we are because of our theology and our methodology.”
As I heard this, I thought to myself, “This is exactly what’s wrong with much in our denomination. We’ve equated traditions and methods with our theology, and giving up our particular methods and ‘the way we’ve always done it’ should never be equated with our theology. Our theology shouldn’t and mustn’t change—yet our methods will as we minister in the culture, not a vacuum.”
What do you think?