April 23, 2019
At the check-out line of any local grocery store, celebrity gossip is showcased on the cover of People and other like-minded tabloids. Some of the most watched television shows are full of “he said, she said.” However, what I find most disturbing about this phenomenon is not what they are doing out there, but what we Christians are doing within the walls of the church. Unfortunately, public shaming is not exclusive to the world; it is often tolerated in the church, and in some cases, it can lead to church divisions and splits. Major issues inside the church usually start with something as simple as a rumor or with slander.