Some authors that I read (and respect), seem to be at their very best when they’re critiquing the church.
And they’re often right, much of the church is not in good shape right now and we do need to be able to name and own up to our weaknesses.
At the same time, we need to remember that the church is still the bride of Christ and she has been beaten up enough as it is.
One quote I love from Shane Claiborne goes along the lines of…
let’s stop complaining about the church that we see, and set our hearts on becoming the church we dream of.
What do you have to say about that?