As a Church, we stink at conflict.
Take the whole ordeal with a certain restaurant chain recently. It became a social media frenzy and a ‘who can yell the loudest’ competition.
I wasn’t at all concerned with the unbelievers they don’t claim to know Jesus. But we, as the Church, claim to know, love, and serve Him.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about apologetics and standing up for what you believe in. I just feel like the we, the Church, do a terrible job at holding a conversation with people who disagree with us.
Some of the most heated and hurtful conversations have been with Christ followers who have a different opinion then I do.
Honestly, that’s one of my concerns with this blog. I have some very strong opinions regarding a lot of things yet I find that dialogue with the Church is nearly impossible.
Have you had that same experience? How have you seen conflict, in the Church, handled well?