I recently posted a late night rant on my Facebook wall about some of my frustrations. I think these frustrations exist for two main reasons:
- I see that there are gaps between the character and behaviour of the Jesus I see in the bible and the cultural norms in my observations of (denominationally varied yet western middle class) Christian churches.
- We seem to be terrified of our doubts and engaging in discussion
I refuse to believe that people don’t have questions (and their underlying doubts and ignorances). I think questions are healthy and even necessary for developing more insightful and convicted faith.
Questions and the discussion.
And then probably more questions.
Here is one for the road:
Do we have the humility to find analyse respond correct the failures and inconsistencies in our Christian culture (and even in our personal lives)?