Christianity Survives the Church
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been rocking with revealed coverups of priests’ sexual toward kids for decades past. The justifications that priests, bishops, and this cardinal make are astonishing. How can they defend themselves as church leaders and callously disregard the countless people whose lives they’ve ravaged?
I tell my church history students it’s amazing that throught the institutional corruption of the Middle Ages, it’s amazing that Christianity survived the church.
The same is still true.
When people ask me what I think it will take for the church to grow in contemporary America, I say that the church basically needs to start acting like the church is supposed to act.