The challenges of broadness

There’s an interesting challenge that comes with working at a multi-denominational Christian organization: Trying to maintain a certain theological broadness. What I mean is this:

Because in our work, we speak to well over 65 different denominations that all fit within the Evangelical Christian tent, we can’t get too particular. This is incredibly frustrating at times because I am very, very particular in my own bend, like most people. I like precision. I like well-thought out statements that leave absolutely no room for error (I realize that this never happens, but I can dream, can’t I?). But because we’re speaking to an audience that doesn’t agree on every detail it’s sometimes challenging to be trying to keep the message clear for folks who speak in Christianese & Glory-isms and those who don’t.

But the challenge is exciting at times. We get the opportunity to connect with Christians of all stripes and talk about the thing we ALL agree on: Jesus! It’s exciting, and humbling, to see that although we can disagree on a variety of (what some would consider) secondary issues, there’s at least one thing all Christians agree on, that being Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection.

And at the end of the day, that’s really all that’s worth talking about.