When do honest attempts at incarnational relationships morph into cheap religious pluralism and/or spiritual syncretism (both are very different from deep inter-faith conversation, which is something I support with all of my being)?
I’ll have nothing to do with cheap religious pluralism, spiritual syncretism, and/or reckless appropriation in the name of an increasingly thin and useless North American Religious Liberalism (for the record, I’m no fan of North American Religious Conservatism either). Incarnational, missional practice has real limits. It’s good and wise to respect those limits; respect prevents the downward spiral into organizational meaninglessness through cheap inclusiveness. In other words, incarnational, missional friendships should actually move all involved somewhere, over time.