As we cry out to God to fix our broken world, communities, and systems, we can slip into the trap of starting to see people not as fellow image bearers, but as the opinions their group espouses.
In its simplest form, our classification puts human beings into two categories: friend and foe.
As a member of the LGBT+ community, I am no stranger to division within the world and within the church.
The Christian community wonders why teenagers are not interested in Christianity—why I don’t want to be associated with the name.
I don’t think I’m alone in saying that lately, I’ve been frustrated.
The past few months of COVID-19, race relations, and vivid examples of police brutality further highlight the divisions that exist between us. How do we show Christian love?
We gulp this brew down like poison. Someone needs to be blamed if we’re to make sense of this brokenness. Right?
Perhaps this discussion is unfamiliar, but this pattern is well-worn and dangerous. If we are not tethered to the history of controversy, we start to long for a world that never existed.