A blog reader sent in a story about how he and his wife are learning to be the church in his community. They were a bit disappointed with how their church handled a situation, and so took matters into their own hands to love others like Jesus. If you have a similar story, send it in!
The church is so afraid of sinning, we take no risks. We must step out and be willing to make mistakes for the Kingdom of God as we follow Jesus. I hope you take such great risks that people accuse you of sinning. Religious people were always accusing Jesus of sinning. So if religious people are not accusing you of sinning, you are probably not following Jesus.
Large portions of what the Early Church said and did, came not from heavenly revelation, but from cultural emulation. We can copy culture today as well. We must not run from culture, but watch, observe, and learn from culture, believing that God is at work there just as He is at work in our own lives, and that the needs and issues of culture can be championed by the church.