This Is Us
Do not judge or you will be judged. - Luke 6:37
After three years of extensive research amongst those born from 1965 to 2002, David Kinnaman, the president of the Barna Research Group, found that nearly nine out of ten outsiders (87 percent) said that the term judgmental accurately describes present-day Christianity.
Friends, this is us. This is what 87% of non-churchy people think of us Christians. No doubt you can think of a moment or two in your own interactions with others that, unfortunately, match the results of this study. In fact, you can probably come up with some where you were the judger and some where you were the judged.
So take a trip around the Learning Circle today, with Jesus’s words and the contrasting practice of the church being your kairos. Let this reality sink in. Wonder a bit what God might be saying to you in all of this, and what you might do about it.