Thanks to Scott Mocha of CrazyDisciple for bring this great post - Taking Heat - by Erwin McManus to my attention.
One of the phrases that hit me right between the eyes was this one, where Erwin is talking about their community of faith, Mosaic:
“We have a zero tolerance policy for religious jargon or Christianese. We have little room for traditions that mean something to us but nothing to a person searching for God. We will not forsake the Word of God for the traditions of men. We are committed to removing every non-essential barrier between God and humanity. We refuse to allow the Gospel to become lost in our nostalgia or to appear irrelevant because we are.”
It’s a brave stance, and one that often results in them and others like them “taking the heat”.
For me, it’s a lesson to be learned, and one that has increasing resonance for me.