Looking both ways is legalistic.

The church world has a fun way of working against itself. I realize that not everyone who reads this is a church-goer but I believe we can learn from some of the sentiments that can hold back an organization. I believe all organizations and teams deal with this dysfunction in some way but call it something different. Every team deals with deciding their level of commitment to discipline. The church often struggles with being either too “legalistic” or too lenient. People who like to use rules to control people lean towards legalism.

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