6: The need for clarity


Some additional comments are in order at this point.

First, no matter how prudently and carefully we proceed at the beginning, we will never be able to avoid controversy and discomfort altogether. We must avoid the temptation to seek to attract the greatest number of participants at the expense of focus, biblical fidelity and societal impact. Any moral or spiritual issue of the day, properly identified and tackled is likely to rankle some sector of the evangelical Church in this region. The views of this very intellectual and sophisticated segment of the national Church are just too nuanced and socially sensitive to be satisfied by any one single approach, particularly one that seeks to be as comprehensive as the Master Plan. At some point, we must be willing to lose some potentially valuable subscribers, who may perhaps choose to reincorporate themselves at a later time.


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