The Invisible Scandal: How Bad Debt and Poor Stewardship Are Killing the Church’s Reputation

There’s a scandal going on in the church today. It is one of the biggest scandals in church history, yet it remains invisible to most of us. No, it’s not the sexual sins of some of our leaders. It’s not the physical, emotional and spiritual abuse of church members, or the cover-up of those sins. It’s not the self-righteous legalism on one side, or the moral compromise on the other. It’s not even our tendency to quarrel and back-stab each other. Those scandals are horrifying, for sure. Many of them have been well-documented and need to be exposed to the light of day even more. The scandal I’m talking about has flown under the radar for a long time – centuries, actually. It’s so common we seldom think of it as the sin it is, or how badly it hurts people and tarnishes the reputation of the church in the eyes of those affected by it. The most widespread sin of the modern-day church is poor stewardship.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/glenbledsoe/6316755358/

There’s a scandal going on in the church today.

It is one of the biggest scandals in church history, yet it remains invisible to most of us.

It’s flown under the radar for a long time – centuries, actually. It’s so common we seldom think of it as the sin it is, or how badly it hurts people and tarnishes the reputation of the church in the eyes of those affected by it.

The most widespread sin of the modern-day church is poor stewardship.

Read more at Pivot

Got questions or comments? Use the comment section, below.

Want to reprint this article? Click here for permission. (This protects me from copyright theft.)

Share or Print this!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

I'd love to hear from you!