“Love alone is credible.” -Hans Urs von Balthasar
Every time we hear of a Christian leader walking away from faith, we want to diagnose the cause: it was because of sin, poor theology, the culture.
I’m hesitant to diagnose because this often keeps us from the better
work of lament and confession. But I am troubled by one common conclusion, especially since it actually contributes to the problem it tries to diagnose.
I’ve seen it in various forms, but it’s best summed up in the recent Facebook post of Skillet band member John Cooper
. In response to what he calls the falling away of influential Christian leaders, he writes:
“It is time for the church to rediscover the preeminence