A Conversation on Church Discipline

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A lot of people have asked me recently about whether it’s okay to let a church member undergoing discipline “resign” from membership, just prior to excommunication. This is kind of, I guess, similar to Richard Nixon quitting the presidency when it looks like he doesn’t have the votes in the House to avoid impeachment.

My friend Greg Wills, a Baptist historian and expert on church discipline, and I were recently walking into a conference together, and I stopped and asked him about it. Listen to this “Moore to the Point Micropoint” about this issue, and let me know what you think.

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.