13. Can you speak to the many situations where people have been hurt by churches/Christians? What can help them to reconnect with God and the church?
First, it will help them if we Christians will acknowledge that we have done harm both individually and corporately.
Second, it will help them if we show the sort of love that we speak about, including corporate love for one another. Many have said that they have found the community at PMC to be refreshing and encouraging. Models matter.
Third, there is a time to say that "not all lawyers are shysters" and there is a time when we need the services of an honest lawyer; "not all doctors are quacks" and there is a time when we need the services of an effective doctor. Not all Christians are offensive, not all churches are abusive. We all need believing friends to enjoy God's good intentions for us!