I preach a simple gospel, but must make disciple making very complex.
I support our missionaries, as long as they are pastors.
I want to see more people on the field, but must restrict the flow so only the high-capacity, one-man-band, charismatic-leaders get there.
I believe the local church is all we need for Jesus’ task, as long as we can get the parachurch to do the work for us.
I strongly believe in North American missions, but continue to operate from a pastoral–instead of an apostolic–missiology.
Our practical oxymorons make us comfortable, but they are not the way of Kingdom stewards.
They are terribly good, though. Oh, to give them up would be bitter sweet!