I probably cannot think of too many more popular topics for bloggers and Christian writers.
Here’s what’s wrong with the church.
Here’s all the ways the church has offended me.
Here’s how the people who go to church are hypocrites.
I get it.
I really get it.
Because I’ve been in church leadership.
The thing about being hurt by church, being offended, being burned, is that I’m not sure how many people ask themselves “who has been burned the worst by church?” We assume that our experience is the worst. We think that our crisis of faith was the deepest.
But I can tell you something. I can tell you who has been burned the worst by church.
It might well be the guy standing up front.