Churches have been through scandal after scandal during my lifetime. And each time a scandal unfolds, and Christians begin to critique the systemic failures which led to the scandal, there are many who stand up and say, “But look at all the good they did! How can you judge them when they do all that good?” The answer is, “Because you know a tree by its fruit.”
Last week I found myself in conversation with some friends about a new Bible app which was released recently. I won’t reveal the name, but my first impression is that, while the technology was impressive, it seemed like the app couldn’t help but further contribute to the snippetization of Scripture.
I have heard a growing choir of people over the years who are singing a tune which troubles me, “Why do we spend so much time on worship, when what’s really important is putting our faith into action?”
Politically and theologically I’m a left-of-center leaning moderate. In today’s cultural climate this leaves feeling rather out of place.
I want to speak about the crisis going on at our Southern Border. A crisis of our government’s own making.
I used to be an Evangelical Christian, though as I look back I realize I was never a very good one.