You opened your best-selling book Crazy Love by saying “something is wrong with the American church.” More than a million copies have sold to date, so do you think American church members agree.
At first I thought it was just me. Then I stood before twenty thousand Christian college students and asked, “How many of you have read the New Testament and wondered if we in the Church are missing it?” When almost every hand went up, I felt comforted. At least I’m not crazy. And I think those reading Crazy Love find this message resonating.
I think it’s far too easy to blame the American church without acknowledging that we are each part of the church and therefore responsible. But I think we all feel deeply, even if we haven’t voiced it, that the church in many ways is not doing well.