These days, there seems to be a real question in people’s minds about the worth of actually joining and participating in the life of a church.  You hear things like “so many of the people are hypocrites” and “I do find on my own” and “nature is my church” and “all the church really cares about is its own survival.”  And there is, perhaps, some truth in all of these thoughts.

Church members, like everyone else, are sinners.  We never fully live up to our best intentions. (more…)