“Do the right thing regardless of whether it works out or not. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Doing the right thing doesn’t mean that it’s going to work out.” — Kent Hughes on church discipline

Recorded in 2012, this conversation with TGC Council members Thabiti Anyabwile, Kent Hughes, and Philip Ryken covers why church discipline is necessary, what should drive it, and how church discipline brings gospel clarity to those both inside and outside the church. Ideally, corrective discipline will lead to the joy of seeing a member restored; but even if it doesn’t, it leads to a healthy soberness in a congregation that has practiced true love with difficult consequences.