Last week, I casually mentioned a well-respected Christian ministry to a fellow Christian. With vitriol and definitiveness, he blurted out, "They're not Christians."
Unfortunately, I've seen enough in our Christian culture--even in the last week--to know this is not some rare ugly example of how Christians can treat fellow believers with whom they don't agree. Arguments are fine, but why do we seem so quick to turn to hatred, discrediting and exclusivity when we come upon a brother or sister who we deem too conservative, too liberal, too fundamentalist, etc?
(Reminder: Quick Thought is a quick post for you to respond to with your first reactions and thoughts. The goal is to keep comments short, too. Maybe a couple sentencesbut no more than 100 words or so.)