I heard a story the other day about a man who had written off a church in his city.
“I live a few houses down from that pastor, and I can’t even get the guy to have a conversation with me,” he said as his explanation to why he wouldn’t attend the church.
His comment has rolled around in my head for some time because, in it, I heard his cry for a relationship. And, it intrigued me that when going to church was mentioned to this man, his first expectation was actually relationship; when basic elements of a relationship weren’t met, he lost trust in church in general and backed away.
And what do we make of that, fellow Christians? [Read more…]