The reference article, based on comments by Kevin DeYoung, is here: https://www.christianpost.com/news/kevin-deyoung-says-churches-should-be-mission-driven-like-navy-seals-not-comfy-coffee-houses-228009/
I sent this link and the first few paragraphs to a local pastor whom I know casually. He was offended and broke off email contact (“Unsubscribe me from email” was his response).
Is DeYoung’s position “offensive”? Does a church that really wants to be a non-confrontational “safe space” coffee house with no mission even need a leader? Is it a “church” just because some saved people might congregate there?
I was completely blown away by the “offense” response. No engagement with the substance of what Kevin had to say. Just “don’t talk to me.”