The World

A pastor in California told his congregation that “the world does not understand the importance of the church” to justify its resumption of in-person services, with singing, in defiance of a state order.

The church is called to be important for the sake of the world, yet gathering in large groups, unmasked, collectively singing, imperils the health of the world in a very well-established way.

To this pastor I would say: it’s more that the world does not understand your view of the church’s importance, which appears in this moment dangerously self-centered and shortsighted. As a fellow church leader, I’m with the world on this one.

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