As I was writing my weekly blog, I realized that I was writing a sermon. So, I decided to just share the main quote I was pondering and we'll dive into it in greater detail some Sunday soon.
This quote comes from an interview with Caleb Kaltenbach, talking about his upcoming book, "Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction". (Read more about Caleb here>>). The interview made me ask questions about how our church is, and will be, at handling "messy" conversations with God's Grace.
Here's the quote:
Interviewer (Carey): "Why do you think it’s so difficult to have honest conversations in the church?"
Caleb: "Because I think some Christians think that when they’re Christians they have to get their act together. And to play their certain part. I think that when we don’t allow messy conversations in churches, we create sanctuaries for fake people."
Hmm. Interesting. How would you respond to the interviewer's question? Do you think that's true, that the church in general doesn't like honest or "messy" conversations?
Coming soon to a church near you :)
Click here to listen to the whole interview on Carey Nieuwhof's website.