The Effort of Honest Community

What if we treated our new members the way we treat our very young children? [Click title to read more.]

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The Complexities of Christian Friendship and Fellowship

The quick intimacy cultivated in a church setting can be misleading. [Click title to read more.]

On That Whole “Don’t Criticize The Pastor” Thing

The key is to understand what "criticism" really means before we tell people not to do it to the pastor. Because when we simply toss out "don't criticize the pastor" as some unquestioning edict without thinking through the nuances of what it actually means, we create a space where corruption, sin, darkness, false knowledge, and destruction can grow unchecked. [Click title to read more.]

Ask Hard Questions, And Learn From The Silences

Awkward silences are always going to be endemic to church activities that involve question-asking. It'll happen sooner or later. The trick, I think, is not to ignore that silence or what it might portend. [Click title to read more.]