It’s taken me a while to ponder Andy Stanley’s recent diatribe against the small church. I won’t rehearse it here. Read his response in Christianity Today article if you need a refresher.
Yes, his words were artless and mean, but ultimately misdirected, and he gave a whale of an apology which all of us appreciated.
Still, what Andy Stanley’s done is to uncover a very real challenge for all of us church leaders: how do we balance the spiritual needs of parents with the spiritual needs of their kids? For us parents, too: how do we balance our need for spiritual nurture with the needs of our kids?