A new narrative has emerged lately
I have recently started to think about the narrative of many mid-twenties Christians who say that they grew up in a church that was legalistic, anti-gospel, and boring beyond belief. Additionally, this is usually in juxtaposition to them talking about their current church or ministry that they sit under, saying that it is uniquely Biblical and useful. In trying to be helpful, I would like to say to most of these people that they are describing themselves more than these churches of their past.
I want to tease this out because I have some thoughts and perspectives that may prove useful in sorting out our pasts which, very honestly, must inform our futures. I am hopeful that there are more charitable and constructive ways to think about our past church experiences that bring about better perspectives going forward.Continue Reading