R3_LOGOThe next videocast in the Radically Redemptive Relationships: 2 Woman Find Common Ground for the Sake of Love is about Scandalous Relationships.

You can watch it at https://youtu.be/ui72Q07ECMY.


We all read the headlines:
“8 Church Scandals That May Have Challenged Your Faith;”
“Today it’s Tulian: Will the Scandals Never End;”
“Scandal Rocks biggest Christian Network”
And on, and on, and on.

All these scandals mean something, but I don’t think it’s about how awful Christians are or how hypocrisy is in the church. I think that these scandals are about us. We all suffer from the same condition – we all fall short of the glory of God. You can read my reflections on these scandals: “Inappropriate Relationships,” at:


One of my favorite authors and speakers is Steve Brown, and we had an interesting discussion about this topic especially for the “pooped- out” pastor. It was one of the most popular programs last year. You can listen to it at: http://www.keylife.org/articles/key-life-pastors-chat-with-sharon-hersh

I hope you listen and read and talk about this with your spouse, fellow church-goers, or other community. And when you’re done, think – I mean really think about these words from author Robert Farrar Capon. You might now agree with every word, but think about it. Maybe the Gospel is, after all, too-good-to-be-true Good News:

In Jesus, God has put up a “Gone Fishing” sign on the religion shop. He has done the whole job in Jesus once and for all and simply invited us to believe it–to trust the bizarre, unprovable proposition that in him, every last person on earth is already home free without a single religious exertion: no fasting till your knees fold, no prayers you have to get right or else, no standing on your head with your right thumb in your left ear and reciting the correct creed–no nothing… The entire show has been set to rights in the Mystery of Christ–even though nobody can see a single improvement. Yes, it’s crazy. And yes, it’s wild, outrageous, and vulgar. And any God who would do such a thing is a God who has no taste. And worst of all, it doesn’t sell worth beans. But it is Good News–the only permanently good news there is–and therefore I find it absolutely captivating.

“In Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28