Guest / Limited Access /

I don't know all the details or reasons for reactions to Bob's leadership, but, regardless, I do know this: You can't put new wine in old wineskins. When you try to do that, the skin bursts, and somebody gets blamed. The sad symptoms we see in so many Christian organizations, churches, and denominations today are caused by a number of theological, cultural, and structural problems that are deeper than just personality issues. The causes are both systemic and endemic, and should surprise no one who has been watching the past 25 years. We will either have another genuine Reformation, or the American church will eventually go the way of Europe. Nothing less will solve the problem, so I'm praying and working as hard as I can for the first option.

Related Elsewhere:

This is a sidebar to "Evangelism Exec Exits | "Entrepreneurial leadership" clashed with "denominational requirements" at second-largest domestic missions agency."

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Read These NextSee Our Latest
Current IssueLearning to Love Our Gut Bacteria
Subscriber Access Only
Learning to Love Our Gut Bacteria
Trillions of foreign creatures in and on our bodies shape our health, desires, and behavior. Here's why they matter.
TrendingSpeak Truth to Trump
Speak Truth to Trump
Evangelicals, of all people, should not be silent about Donald Trump's blatant immorality.
Editor's PickThe Best Ways to Help the Poor
The Best Ways to Help the Poor
A new book, building on three classics, fills out the picture.
Christianity Today
Rick Warren: 'You Can't Put New Wine in Old Wineskins'
hide thisAccess The Archives

In the Archives

April 2006

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.