I saw this video posted at Jesus Creed yesterday and I just can’t get it off my mind. The video is a product of the Episcopal Story Project. It’s like a Rorschach test, I guess, because the reactions in the comment section at Jesus Creed were all over the map. It hits a little close to home for me, being a woman in ministry, believing that teaching is my primary calling. I think the line about people not wanting to have “leisurely conversations” about Jesus is the one I find most troubling.
There’s much we don’t know about this church and this pastor, but just taking her story at face value, it’s worth thinking about. Is this symptomatic of what’s happening in most churches? And if so, is it a problem?