We’d Resist Conformity
If the church were Christian, personal exploration would be more important than communal uniformity. It’s been said that if two people agree on everything, one of them is not thinking. Unfortunately, the history of the Christian faith is rife with demands for unquestioned agreement, conformity, and loyalty. In such an environment, the freedom to think, consider, and evaluate is inhibited, consequently crippling our ability to grow and mature. Uniformity of thought and conformity of practice are the pathways to spiritual stagnation.