Give your pastor the benefit of the doubt. Serve him in kindness. Pray for him and his preaching. See what the Lord does.
The Church is at war—sometimes with itself. At heart are competing visions of Christianity and Christian witness. How is it that people claiming to love Jesus and the Church could differ so wildly?
Romantics and realists need each other in conversations about the church’s health. Healthy conversation actually requires a prayerful dose of both realism and romanticism. Realists keep us from putting makeup on blemishes. Romantics keep us from rejecting the bride’s beauty.
An outwardly prosperous church is not the same thing as an inwardly healthy church. Knowing the difference can make the difference.