I have heard it said that the church is full of hypocrites and liars. And that's exactly true. We gather as a community of faith, bringing our tough questions, our doubts, our fears, our anxieties. We are not perfect people by any stretch of the imagination, and we seriously wonder if God didn't make some cruel mistake in calling us to be disciples. What does the church have to offer that the rest of the broken, messed up world doesn't?
"We Christians need to stop being welcoming and start being inviting." "Christianity isn't Jesus-centered. It's Christ-centered." I did not come up with either of these. I heard them spoken by others and have been reflecting on them for a few weeks. What are your thoughts?