(Practical Steps Towards Biblical Balance: The Church’s Responsibility to Seek Ministry Holism)
One of the great contemporary Christian challenges for both individuals and the Church as a whole is to avoid personal and ministry ‘lopsidedness’ by discerning and demonstrating a Balanced Christian Witness. All of us are so prone to polarising extremes or to living and ministering out of theological postures of imbalance. We love our “purple passages” in the Bible, and ignore others. We ascribe to our own giftings or strong points an exclusive relevance and ignore what others in the Body of Christ have to offer. Thus we may major on the personal and vertical dimensions of the Gospel and ignore the social and horizontal.
Because the challenge of finding this balance remains ever present and pressing, Michael Cassidy decided to reproduce some of his earlier material taken from The Passing Summer with some minor editing and adjustments to give it some extra oxygen, life and usefulness to bless and encourage you along the Way.