Steve posted this in response to what I said about Saddleback. I agree wholeheartedly:
I say let’s start off by offering a little more grace. Warren is Kingdom co-worker who is making a huge impact in his corner of the world and trying to do it world-wide. It’s way too easy to be cynical about style, acronyms and programs. I’m all for talking about post-modern, emerging, churches, and yet I’ve yet to hear of one that is making such a huge kingdom impact as Saddleback and to be honest when the Kingdom is spreading it often seems to happen in way that make me uncomfortable, but it also makes me thankful.
I find myself sometimes slipping into cynicism, and I don’t like it. There’s something to be said for honesty and expressing concerns, but it can easily slip into an unhealthy attitude. Meantime, God is using people that don’t fit the categories of what we’d choose ourselves. Walking that line is sometimes harder than it looks. Well said, Steve.