On Churches

A few thoughts on Church and churches:

Churches naturally…

  1. … gravitate towards insiders and away from outsiders.
  2. … gravitate towards law and away from grace.
  3. … gravitate towards policies and away from conversations.
  4. … gravitate towards complexity and away from simplicity.

Four commitments that churches can use to angle away from the gravitational pull of the things listed above…

  1. Stay more concerned with who they are reaching rather than who they are keeping.
  2. Continue to err on the side of grace, always.
  3. Stay focused on their respective, unique contribution(s).
  4. Remain, always, open minded.

A few random thoughts this Sunday and during this Easter season.