Can't we all just get along?

At the recent Elephant Room conference, I was really impressed with the speakers and how they discussed their disagreements.  I wish the Body of Christ as a whole were mature enough to relate as well as these folks did.

When we disagree in the church, our first tendency is to tear down or degrade the other person or ministry.

There are tons of blogs that make their claim to fame on just that.

But it takes maturity, and quite frankly, much more time and effort to reasonably discuss your disagreements with another brother.

Take a look at these two great exchanges… the first between Matt Chandler and Steven Furtick; the second between Perry Noble and Mark Driscoll.

And, I must say, James MacDonald does a masterful job at setting the tone.

Don’t you wish this was more representative of the body of Christ as a whole?

Please take a moment to leave a comment…

Thanks,

Todd

6 Comments

  • J. April 13, 2011 Reply

    Good stuff, I’d LOVE to see more…

    • Pete C April 14, 2011 Reply

      Seriously, is there a video of the whole thing?

  • Jonathan April 13, 2011 Reply

    I’ve been reading this blog for a few months and have been challenged and encouraged by your content. Thank you for posting these videos. In a time when mass media seems to always pit one side against another, I am glad that there are venues for conversation and agreement. Please continue to promote the dialogue.

  • Daniel April 13, 2011 Reply

    Good to see the brothers being able to disagree in a civil way. Nice change from what I see in the Christian blogosphere (not here though).

  • bobby April 26, 2011 Reply

    I guess I’m the only one who is completely rubbed the wrong way by these videos. I can’t completely put my finger on it, but I guess I just don’t see the value in an opportunity for a bunch of pastors getting together to share what they don’t like about each other.

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