Last week the blogosphere was all abuzz with the story of Andrew, a former member of a nationally prominent megachurch who became an unfortunate victim of church discipline gone monumentally awry. I recounted the story and my thoughts on it over at Life in Mordor, the blog of Mike F. where I get to be a regular guest contributor. Go ahead and take a look.
The big idea here: Church discipline is woefully lacking in many parts of evangelicalism. But you don’t try to compensate for a lack of church discipline on the broader evangelical landscape by going completely and totally off the rails in your own church. It is very unfortunate for Andrew–and for the church in question–that this thing went down the way it did.
I have more to say about this; look for more in the near future.