Have you noticed all the Christians apologizing for the church?
I have. It’s kind of the thing to do. We assume everyone out there has been hurt, wronged, isolated, burned or ostracized by the church. It’s almost the battle cry of my generation. “We’ve been emotionally wounded by the church!” Just yesterday, I read yet another Christian apologizing for all the other awful Christians out there. Ever since Donald Miller made it popular, some Christians just can’t resist telling everyone what jerks we’ve all been. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some things to apologize for. (And I’m not talking about cases of serious abuse.)
But when you stack up all the apologies, it makes you think that maybe the church is just an agent for pure evil. It’s almost like we’re inviting people to say, “Christians suck and I demand an apology!” I’m not here to apologize or take back apologies. If anyone should be pissed off at the church, it’s me. I’m here to ask why does it happen? Why does the relationship people are supposed to have with the church break down?