Or so my good friend Craig thinks. I've always felt the tension between God choosing the weak and shameful of this world to accomplish his purpose against the desire to choose or look up to those who seem like natural leaders.
Anyway, check it out. He didn't actually give an example of where pragmatism might fail, or where he has seen it fail, but I asked him to so hopefully he will.
You can find his blog post here.
It might also be worth noting that Craig has worked and currently works in some of Sydney's biggest evangelical churches. He is not a disaffected cynic working in a church of 15 trying to find excuses for his church declining in numbers.
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