OK gang, I have a challenge for all of you. If you accept the challenge, please post your response below or at my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's the challenge. I have heard from a couple people this week how they are not fans of the church, think the church is a crutch or have not attended church in a very long time. I actually had one person say they hated the church. I think hate is a strong word, but I'll go with it. Personally, I think irritation might be more appropriate. However, this is a two-part question
1) For non-Christians, what makes you not like the church, have irritation with the church or keep you from coming to church? What might give you an inclination to come?
2)For Christians, what are things that bug or irritate you about the church (not your own specifically, but in general)? What would you like to see the church do to help you bring your Christian or non-Christian friends?
I am taking all these answers and will discuss some of these in the future. I will let you know that the first one I will be using some of these is called Hate, Hate, Hate, God Hates a Few Things Too. I am setting a deadline of next Sunday to give me your thoughts and I'll be writing that one on February 9th. I will have other commentaries this week, Lord willing.
I love you guys!