There was much to-do on the Internet yesterday over a famous pastor and his ideas about the “feel” of Christianity. And the whole thing– yet another in a tiresome succession of divisive, hurtful arguments among the people who are meant to radiate Christ– was just too much for me. So I said only, “Grateful that Christianity is defined by Christ and not by famous pastors.”
That sucker got re-tweeted and “liked” like nobody’s business. And everyone, with their own particular leanings, might well have imagined a different famous pastor as they raised amen with the click of a mouse.
No matter whom you picture, it’s just as true. Yet we stand in our camps and argue til all we hear is the strain in our own voices. I’m tired, friends. I can’t do it, at least not today.
But there is one thing I can do, and it might even do just a tiny bit more good than all the arguing. Every Friday in 2012, my friend Ed Cyzewski is hosting a guest post for his Women in Ministry Series in order to encourage women to pursue their God-given callings. Today it’s my honor to contribute to the series with a post on tuning out the arguing and answering God’s call.
Please visit Ed’s blog for my post, Permit a Woman to Speak, and join the discussion there.
(But no arguing. I mean it.)