Why the Mission of the Church Still Matters by Kevin DeYoung
I am grateful for Kevin DeYoung’s book on the subject and for his continued reflection on it. I do hope that this conversation does not go away, but continues in helpful and fruitful directions. The snippet below captures his point, but read the whole post here.
If service broadly defined as bettering nutrition and reducing illiteracy, with or without gospel proclamation and disciplemaking, is Christian mission, then the Rotary Club belongs with Carey, Judson, and Paul in the pantheon of missionary heroes. If not, then we still have some work to do in helping our people see what is the mission of the church. Doing good is great, but only good news saves.