In the meantime, realize that despite all the change, you could still be miles away from being relevant to the unchurched people living around you.
If you want more on music, here are five ways to battle the never-ending worship wars.
I’m not sure politics has been this divisive in a generation or two. But I promise you; it’s divisive. Just check your social media feed.
I know many people who say they have stopped following people on social channels and avoid the news because they’re so upset by the divisiveness.
By definition, your church needs to include people who are different than you.
God is not a Republican, a Democrat, a conservative, a liberal or a socialist. He transcends all our political categories, however important they might be to us.
Politics matter, but they will never change the world the way the Gospel can (or has).
Should Christians vote? Of course. Should Christians run for office? Absolutely. We need more women and men of character and conviction in government.
But the church doesn’t exist to elect or defeat politicians. It exists to glorify Christ and grow his Kingdom (which is an alt Kingdom) in the world. (Here are a few more thoughts on being the church in the present political climate.)
Just know this: If God has all the same opinions your political party does, you’re probably not worshipping God.
It seems the likes and dislikes of Christians run deep and wide these days.
We have opinions on everything from the coffee we serve to the color of the paint to the flooring in the auditorium to what we call the auditorium (“It’s a sanctuary, people!” he said, loudly) to the color shirt the greeting team wears.
Christians seriously leave churches and try to divide churches over issues like that?
You know what that is? It’s pettiness.