One of the issues which causes concern in the modern church is the lack of theological training present, within both the clergy and the laity. Although there are undoubtedly many causes for this theological apathy, it seems that at least part of it stems from the desire for respect and toleration, which has grown into the idea of relativism. This leads to the common conception that anything which is believed is okay.
In my own experience growing up in the church, this tendency has developed into a widespread lethargy toward doctrine. This may be particularly seen in regards to the core doctrines of the faith. These core doctrines, which are often difficult elements of theology, are, for all practical purposes, disregarded, and the focus of the church is placed upon action, righteousness, and holiness. While I firmly believe that the church must maintain its voice on righteousness, holiness and action, it must not do so to the exclusion of our core doctrines. Rather, the church must seek a convergence, particularly in the preaching office, of theology and practice.