I believe that context matters.
I believe that churches should know who they are and what God has called them to be.
I believe that we should never blindly, recklessly cut and paste ministry ideas and initiatives.
But I also believe that we can use context as a convenient screen:
That just won’t work here.
Our people won’t like it.
There’s no chance we can pull that off.
We’ve never done it that way before.
My friend Josh Hill said once, “Context is a weapon in your arsenal of excuses.” And as we all know: those of us looking for an excuse will usually find one.