Good article that tries to open the door, just a little, and get us to discuss "5 Uncomfortable Issues the Church Needs to Start Talking About"...
It has been said that the Church is not a museum of saints, but a
hospital for sinners. Yet, most of us would much rather pretend to be a
saint on display than call for an ambulance.
Week after week, many
of us walk into a church, sit by people we have known for years and yet
would never dream of sharing our innermost struggles with. While a
large part of this is our pride, another factor is a Church that seems
unwilling to talk about certain uncomfortable issues, choosing rather to
ignore them, try to cover them up or simply reject people who bring
There are many issues the Church as a whole needs to
address, such as creationism, activism, environmental stewardship and
many others. But there are many more issues that individuals in the
Church are dealing with—issues that the Church Body should be talking
about. In Galatians 6:2, Paul urged the Church to "Bear each other's
burdens," so maybe with more grace and love we can turn on the light in
the darkened rooms of each other’s hearts and let our churches become
safe havens for the uncomfortable things we have to deal with....
Read the rest at Relevant