An Open Letter to Those Who Divide over Doctrine

Dear Church,

We live in polarized times. Outrage and rancor seem to be simmering all around us, and it’s making it harder to talk across ideological lines.

As the church, we have an opportunity to provide an alternative voice of gentleness and sanity in this cultural moment. But sadly, if we’re honest, we often seem to be part of the problem, not the solution. In our worst moments, we attack and vilify our very brothers and sisters in Christ, for whom Christ shed his blood, and with whom we will share eternity. Just think how many bitter Twitter feuds between Christians play out before the watching world!