Let me explain through a real-life example. A friend of mine interviewed several years ago for a faculty position at an Ivy League law school. When the interviewer saw that he was a conservative Christian, she asked him: “Do you think you can teach gay students?” (See the similarity to my question?)
Here was his response: ‘I believe every human being is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect, so I’ll treat all my students fairly. But I can’t promise they’ll treat me with the same respect when they find out I’m a Christian.’"
— Bristol Palin
So I started going to a new church about a month ago. One of my best friends from high school goes there and she loves it, so I thought why not. The style is more of what I’m looking for and what I need to keep me awake, and I truly enjoyed it. The message these last couple of weeks are exactly what I needed to hear, but I don’t believe this is the spot for me. I skipped church this morning because I’m at an awkward crossroad. The point of church is fellowship and to be fed spiritually. I don’t care for fellowship (though I know I need it). This new place is very diverse, young, and it’s growing. The people are nice and sweet and welcoming, but…it’s foundations bother me. Three things bother me.
— Psalm 4:1 (NIV)
easy to fall, easy to break…
— 1 Samuel 30:6 (NIV)
What was spoken to these people that made them change their minds?
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
— Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
What do you say to a woman who’s going to have an abortion?
— Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV)