One of my gifts as a writer is being to identify what is wrong. Unfortunately, it is a common gift. Most people need very little prompting to complain because it is vastly more difficult to suggest a positive way forward and become part of the solution.
It is time for me to make a course correction.
I have spent several years writing about how Christianity has become unlike Christ, how tribalism is diminishing the greatness of our country and destroying relationships, how people have been ignored or hurt by the very institutions that were birthed to assist them, and how individuals, especially those who don’t fit into some neat little slot are disrespected.
These are legitimate observations, but they don’t make anything better. While identifying the problem is the first step in coming up with solutions, it is only the beginning, not the end.
So, I am going to focus on what a real faith in Christ looks like and how we can build bridges with people who are in some ways unlike us and see things from a different perspective.
I would love to hear your response about this new direction and any ideas you have.