Stetzer on Missional Churches

7 Jan

Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, is writing an article for a study Bible on missional churches.  He recently posted the first draft of the article on his blog.  Here is one key point in the article that I really liked:

The missional church engages and inhabits the culture while seeking to remain separate from its sin and sinful structures. Jesus Christ was a thoroughly Jewish, 1st century man who engaged believers, doubters, scoffers, friends, and foes, yet never sinned. He was truly in the world without being of the world. We can engage the greedy without becoming greedy, the hateful without becoming hateful, and the proud without becoming prideful. The existence of temptation should not hinder us from missional living.

I totally agree.

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