The Elephant Room
Last year and again this week, James MacDonald, an influential Illinois church leader brought together a group of guys who might be prone to criticize each other but never talked in person.
There are different camps and we don't often talk. Sometimes we talk past each other; often we misunderstand.
So MacDonald decided that it was time to address the elephant in the room. Bring together people who love the Gospel and God's Word, but differ substantially in ministry philosophy and have a 'frank conversation.'
I wonder if it would benefit our body to have an Elephant Room.
Host a live conversation. Video recored it for the benefit of the body of believers in the CGGC churches.
It takes courage and MacDonald has taken heat - mainly from those in the 'reformed community' who 'aren't fans' of those under the bigger tent of Evangelicalism.
I would be interested in hosting such an event.
But I wonder what you guys think: would such a thing be beneficial? Would we get the participation necessary?
I believe that it is necessary for us to continue online, but what about in person?