The Beautiful and Dysfunctional Church
For the last 6 months or so I have been really wrestling with the whole idea of the Church and what it’s supposed to be. On the one hand I’m totally discouraged by the current state of things. We argue, bicker, fight, tear down, destroy and do a horrible job of representing Jesus to a hurting world. We are prayerless, we are biblically ignorant and we’re completely out of touch with a culture we’re supposed to be serving. In North America we have a very westernized idea of our faith. We see Jesus as a white Republican who loves America (or Canada as the case may be). So very many things wrong with us. With all of us (me included).