A Postscript on the Stillite Strategy
A friend brought my attention to this first-hand account, given in a review of David Randall's book and describing events which Randall himself recounts, of the way in which the 'not a hill to die on' strategy proved so disastrous in the Church of Scotland. It is a sobering reminder that lack of both discernment and organization can prove fatal in the long run.
"Essentially they were pietistic congregationalists who had a defective doctrine of the wider church and the biblical basis of Presbyterianism." That quotation says it all.