Monday, August 27, 2007
I would like some DTS student/alumni insight on a question I keep asking myself: How ecumenical is too ecumenical?
The question has implications for a personal interest for me of missions. To make the question more pragmatic:
When do you work within an established church in world missions, and when do you go outside the church and compete with it?
Do you co-operate with other Protestant Churches (such as the Anglican church of Nigeria that is very evangelical? Is it different with a dying church such as the Lutheran state church of Sweden?)?
What about there "other" Christian branches of Orthodoxy and Catholicism? Should the Greek Orthodox become Protestants, or evangelical Orthodox?
Or is ecclesiology rather unimportant and one just evangelizes and lets the person figure out where to go?