Everywhere I go I meet people who have been wounded by other Christians. The landscape all across America is littered with broken hearts and shattered dreams of those who have been turned away and turned off by churches.
I believe there is a big difference between Christianity and what it means to be a Christian. The ianity part added onto Christ is about religious rules: moralism, legalism, fundamentalism, and all those other kinds of isms that obscure the fact that Jesus loves people, not rules, not denominations, and not empty buildings with big steeples on top.
I think over these years I’ve discovered some reasons why so many people who call themselves Christians are really mean. I don’t think it’s because they’re crude and cruel. I happen to think it’s because they are wounded and afraid. So in this week’s episode of Renegade, I talk about the one reason why I think so many Christians find it hard to be gracious, loving, humble, and filled with joy. See what you think. Let me know if you think I’m onto something.