Do you have doubts about the faith? “No,” you say, “I’ve been a Christian for years.” You don’t understand. I didn’t ask if you were a Christian or not. I asked if you had some doubts, perhaps a nagging question in the back of your mind, “Is this stuff really true?” It’s okay to ask that question. In fact, it’s normal.
Leading is purposeful—it is about pursuing a mission; it’s going somewhere—hopefully somewhere important. And if people are following without knowing where they are going, it might be more of a fan club than followers in pursuit of a mission.
Aren’t you tired of pretending to be something you’re not? It’s time that we notice the “emperor is buck naked” and say so. It’s time that we question the rubric of being nice and proper. It’s time that we point out the bad smell in the room that we’ve tried to cover with “religious perfume.”