Churches that Wound People
I’m not anti-church
Churches have done much good over the centuries –
Invented hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, orphanages
promoting education, working for social justice,
caring for the poor,
building affordable houses,
promoting mental health,
feeding the hungry,
being the driving force behind civil rights …
Like some secular institutions, churches have also caused a lot of hurt when they have strayed from their mission –
Empire building, crusades, inquisitions, supporting the likes of Hitler
And, more contemporarily,
Hurting individuals through
Supporting unjust causes
Supporting nefarious politicians
Have you been hurt by a religious institution or its leaders?
Please don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
God is real.
God is love.
God is exactly like Jesus.
There is nothing unchristlike in God.
If you’ve been hurt by a religious institution,
I can help you, walk with you
Through the hurt, pain, anger
Through the deconstruction
And the rebuilding into the
Heart of divine love