Thursday, March 27, 2014
Feels like the 80s this week
There was a period in the mid to late 80s when a number of popular ministries were being discredited by corruption and exposure of wrong use of money and people. It was pretty discouraging too try to keep the image of the church positive when so much was creating distrust and shame.
Feels a bit like it is happening again with some of the shenanigans going on in evangelical circles these days. It all seems a bit intensified with the connections we have to expose and uncover and quickly as we praise and build new things. The question always come up as to whether these are endemic to seriously bad thinking in the church or just occasional blips on the world of faith.
I continue to believe we are in the midst of a bit of a reformation, and the exposure of the false will help us to find a better way to live and share our faith in the world. I continue to resist the creation of Christian celebrity and am very glad I was not the type of material to get such a role.