There are many questions to be asked about church health and mission. Many are being asked with the right heart. But right motives are no guarantee that the right questions are being asked.
We often ask questions with familiarity in mind. This is a good place to begin, but we can’t remain here. Unfortunately, we often stay put. We have not learned the stewardship of questioning.
The right questions matter.
If you were in the recording business and someone started asking you questions about manufacturing 8-track players, you would quickly know the wrong questions were being asked.
Similar situations are found within the Church when it comes to some discussions regarding health and mission.
We often fail to discern the wrong questions (and thus move to the right ones) because we are often asking questions about manufacturing 8-track players.
The right questions matter. The four billion remain.