Earlier this week, we looked at two things threatening the church today: the way we are influenced by politics and the way we talk about sexuality. Today, we will look at how we treat people of other faiths and how we are losing our humanity poses great threat to the church.
I grew up as a Baptist in a small rural community in Missouri. I understood other religions at that time as being the Roman Catholics at St. Rose of Lima in my hometown of DeSoto or the Pentecostals up the road north of town on Highway 21. The world I grew up in seems quaint now and very different from the world of my children. I never met a Jew or a Muslim or a Buddhist or a Hindu until I was in college. My children had them as their best friends in grade school.