Theological controversy brings out the best and the worst in the Church.
If handled correctly, controversy sharpens the understanding of the message of Scripture and its application to the contemporary world, so the church can emerge from a period of theological discussion and debate with a much greater clarity on the issue at hand. However, if badly handled, contention over a point of doctrine can be destructive and harmful for the church, potentially leading to unnecessary division and ill-feeling between brothers and sisters in both biological families and the spiritual family of God. Just such a controversy is raging right now over what has been called the “Social Gospel”.
Troy Skinner. Pastor of Household of Faith in Christ.
Jonathan Switzer. Founder of Crossed Bridges in Frederick, Maryland.
Adam AD Robles. Host of the “AD” YouTube podcast, used to interact with cultural issues in the church.
Here to talk about it with Jon and me is podcaster and minister of the Good News, Adam AD Robles.