“The greatest challenge the church faces today is to be authentic disciples of Jesus. … That’s one reason why the statistics on Christians generally don’t differ from the statistics on non-Christians. We’re not living a different life.” -Dallas Willard (RelevantMagazine.com)
Christians are walking billboards for the church, and too often it’s a case of false advertising. Church marketing sucks, but so do we. We’re a sinful and broken people, but half the time we can’t admit it. We put on an air of perfection, forgetting that in our brokenness we are complete. The church is for the broken, not the perfect.
Yet rather than accept our imperfection and live lives transformed by grace, we pretend to be perfect and wallow in our sin.