“Theological hospitality”–the practice of welcoming other Christians whose understanding of scripture and theology may seem strange or challenging–is a way for the church to pursue unity among theological diversity. Instead of an “us versus them” mentality, the church should expand its “gene pool” of theology, culture, and ethnicity. While it is not a strategy of theological minimalism or compromise, practicing theological hospitality reflects God’s heart to care for one another and avoids a combative style of orthodoxy.
David G. Dunbar
David G. Dunbar has been President and Professor of Theology at Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, PA, since 1986. His interest in refocusing the church on its missional role in the world has led him to launch the Catalyst for Missional Leadership, which trains leaders to think in missional ways that cross cultures nationally and internationally.