It’s amazing to me the differences between people.  So many lines that define us that are constantly being twisted around to benefit the line drawers.  You walk into church on Sunday morning you see all of God’s creation, in all of their splendor, and some in their shame.  To be true not everybody knows every bodies business, but most people think they do.  Lines get drawn on so many levels that it’s almost impossible not to at least feel them.

A family goes through a divorce and people think they know all the inside information and lines get drawn.  Who’s on his side and who’s on hers… and above all else: where does the church stand??  Another may get caught drinking a beer at the local pub and the lines get drawn again…. who’s for it, and who’s against it.  There are Conventions that make their #1 talking point the decision about women and whether they should be allowed to teach or not.  I’m a member of one of those conventions and I think they do AMAZING things around the globe, but really???  That’s what you want the world to talk about when they talk about you??  The line you’ve drawn.  Tell that to Beth Moore… who has had a HUGE impact in my life.  I understand lines… I understand sin and the consequences of it… I understand that Jesus said turn from your wicked ways…. but that’s not what I’m talking about.  I’m talking about STUPID LINES that are completely unimportant when people are dying and going to HELL.

Contemporary or Traditional

Rich or Poor

Sinner or Saint

Black or White

Male or Female

Baptist or Methodist

(Seeker friendly) or (Tell em’ the truth) church

Those are the few that I came up with in the last 2 minutes without even trying.  The lines that divide us grow stronger and stronger the more that we focus on ourselves.  The bigger our churches get the bigger and more powerful the committees become.  WHY???  Well I’m on staff at a relatively large church, and I know what it’s like to go through huge growing pains…   We know what it’s like when suddenly you have something that is working and you think you need to put together a committee to make sure it keeps working the same way.  I understand oversight and EVERYBODY needs accountability, but do we really think our churches are big and well funded because of……. US?????  Somebody GIVE ME A BREAK.
Pastor… do you really think your church is a success because of…… YOU???  HEY JASON…. do you really think Grace Community Church is growing because YOU’RE SO AMAZING????


So why do we try so hard to bottle this stuff up and replicate it?  More importantly how do we make the lines disappear?  This is where this blog will take a little break….. Cause I want to hear what you think???

How do we make the lines disappear?