Yesterday, in my home town of Montreal, a major news outlet released a front-page story about a pastor’s alleged spiritual abuse and money mismanagement. Although I currently am in West Africa, it wasn’t long before my social media feeds were burning hot with the news. And it hurt.
The shock jerked us out of our seats, and something cold began to wet my feet. Our helicopter had just
Have you ever bought something and almost instantly regretted it because the item was not worth the price paid? It happened to me just recently, when I purchased a pricey kitchen appliance that should have made my life better, but ended up not even working.
When it comes to buying something, you expect the price you pay to follow the quality and performance
that you get. But as with my appliance, this rule does not always apply. Sometimes the cost is simply way too high.
The Church of Jesus Christ is a powerful institution that God Himself placed on earth. Church is where two or three are gathered in the name of the Lord. It is His house, the place where His body commonly gathers to worship and fellowship. It can take place in a living room, in a century-old building, in a rented facility…
When the church is at its best, it is a community filled with so much love, it is irresistible. When it is at its worst, it reeks of legalism, selfishness, pride, jealousy, etc. Gandhi said, ‘I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.’ I wish he had met people to whom Jesus meant more than a religion.