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Do You Know What’s Wrong with the Church Today?

Do you ever get enticed into a conversation about something you later feel kind of yucky about? It happened to me recently. I met someone who wanted to talk about politics right away. He told me his take on Donald Trump and why he wouldn’t be voting for him — unless his vote was actually the deciding vote, in which case he said he would vote for him (I didn’t understand his logic… but it made sense to him). Anyway, I’m a sucker for political and philosophical talk (I don’t like admitting that, but it’s true), so I engaged with him in discussion. So after my new friend told me about Trump he proceeded to say a phrase that I’ve also uttered many times before: “Do you know what’s wrong with the church?” It doesn’t really matter what he said after that (if you’re curious he said the main problem is that we’ve tried to argue social issues based on what the Bible says vs using logic and reason.) We bantered back and forth until I finally got my turn to tell him “what I thought was wrong with the church” (which was that we’ve neglected to transform the 7 Mountains of Influence in culture like the media, the entertainment industry, etc.). I thought about our conversation later and realized what was really wrong with the church. Do you know what it is? I’ll tell you… What’s really wrong with the church is saying, “here’s what’s really wrong with the church.” I’ll explain.   Newsflash: We Are the Church The ironic thing about criticizing the church is that we are the church!...