It has been said that the church is the only army that shoots its wounded. Sometimes the wounds are caused by friendly fire. It is the responsibility of church leaders to identify and correct this when it happens.
Too often, we fight the culture war by digging a trench and lobbing arguments at the enemy trench. Better we meet between the trenches.
It is important to think about what we say to a world that needs Jesus. Some of our cliches are not helpful. In this post I consider one and explain why I think this cliche should be avoided.
Those who approve of homosexual union think us narrow to reject their claims. Yet Jesus and Bob Dylan tell us that the truth is narrow. We can choose to acquiesce to the culture or stand with Jesus. I know who wins in the end and I choose to stand with him.
With 60% of young people walking away from the church, we must evaluate the foundation on which we build and how well we build upon it. The eternal destiny of the next generation is at stake and we cannot afford to continue with such a high failure rate. We must do better.
As a result of the decision to leave my previous church, I determined that there are 6 things that are critical for the health of the church. They can be found in the original article which was published at Till He Comes, the blog of Jeremy Myers.
A recent post for bravefaith.org got a response from several angry atheists. I share the lesson I learned from this exchange in this post.
Christians are to be followers of the Truth. Truth dispels shame and as a result, shame should not be a part of any church culture.