A Letter to the Church

Defined Faith

Dear Evangelical Church,

I wanted to write to you because of my mixed feelings about you. I must admit that I find myself so often really, really not liking you. And though you claim to be the source of joy by virtue of a membership in the Body of Christ, I find that euphoria I once had at the knowledge of truth jaded by your failures and lackings.

Church, I hate how you value truth over all else. I hate how even though the heavens declare the glory of God, you still treat science as an invalid tool for studying God’s ordered world. I hate how you have marginalized the gift of human reason by banishing those with doubt as people of weak faith, forgetting how perfect love casts out fear. I despise how you have politicized theology by linking politics with a national notion of Christianity.

I hate how…

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