Why the Evangelical Church Needs the Liberal Church

In a discussion about some “touchy” matters between our American guests and Malaysian pastors over lunch. There’s a tendency in us to “over-rate” the value of our “conservatism” in Asia (most of us here would be considered evangelicals, pentecostal or charismatic – for lack of better terms for now … call yourself a “liberal” would be ministry suicide!) and “underestimate” the separatist-judgemental-exclusive attitude in the way we operate. Richard J. Mouw who is president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California has something to say that’s worth listening here.

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