Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Is Church a Safe Place?

In his recent talk given at Catalyst West last week, Andy Stanley called for the local church to become the “Safest place on the planet for students to talk about anything, including same-sex attraction.”* I encourage you to read his full quote. 

His plan of action boils down to this: Instead of the Church focusing on the “culture war,” focus instead on following Christ. Simply put: faithfully live out the life-changing gospel daily and watch our culture change. That is another way of saying what I’ve been preaching—the gospel--lived and proclaimed--is what changes lives and cultures. Live and proclaim the gospel with conviction, compassion and courage today. 

* - Link 1 Also here, with comments Link 2