Why does the faith of so many Christians waver? Why does their commitment run hot and cold?
A little of the blame rests on us preachers. For the past thirty years, we have feverishly responded to every person’s criticism of the church. Every time someone said they thought we were ugly, we smeared on more eye shadow hoping that would make them like us.
People said they didn’t like coming to churches that looked like churches so we built buildings that look like hotel lobbies attached to warehouses.
They said our sermons were too demanding and the preacher sounded angry, so we got rid of the pulpit and bought a three-legged stool and an iPad so we could just sit and talk about relevant stuff on Sundays.