Lessons From The Gospel Coalition On How To Criticize Culture

New York Pastor Tim Keller’s massive think tank, The Gospel Coalition was founded to help Christians in the post-modern era engage and understand culture. In reality it has become an organization that promotes criticism and shuns outsiders. On top of all that, there is a lack of accountability within the organization that refuses to respond to outsider questioning.

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Why This Story Matters For Church Leaders:

It is essential for churches to operate with integrity and accountability, to be welcoming to outsiders. We all make mistakes and this article is a good reminder of the mark we are aiming for.

  • How does your church deal with criticism?  It’s easy to dish it out and it’s hard to take it but how your leadership deals with criticism is crucial to the vitality of your congregation.
  • Are you engaging culture appropriately? We have to minister to our communities in culturally relevant ways if we want to make an impact, does your church need a tune up?
  • Do you have the right accountability systems in place for leadership? Your congregation needs to feel free to question you without reproach or fear of becoming an outcast.

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