Updated: Feb 19
Shane Lems has a recent post that I found quite useful in thinking about the church, and I hope you will too. Those of you who know me, know that ecclesiology is a significant concern of mine. In this post Lems is reflecting on R. Kent Hughes’ book Set Apart. He provides a helpful summary of several misguided ideas to which we are prone when it comes to the church. These ideas are important because I believe they have truly destructive consequences for the Christian life. Like Lems I can also say that I’ve heard them articulated in conversation, and also seen them in action. What would you say to a friend who has fallen into one of these pitfalls? Do these ideas matter?