This past Sunday, Sojourn Community Church in Louisville celebrated 10 years as a church. The Louisville newspaper wrote a nice article about how the church has grown to about 2400 each week in attendance during these 10 years. The article highlighted the impact Sojourn has had on its community by living and serving in the community.
Interestingly, readers comments were bombarded by those who called Sojourn cult-like. What do you think were the chief gripes by the critics? They did not accuse Sojourn of any scandalous activities. Instead they attacked them basically for these 3 things:
- They believe the Bible.
- They believe that pastoral leadership should be male.
- They uphold a biblical sexuality instead of condoning homosexuality, adultery or pre-marital sex.
In response to this, one of the pastors, Mike Cosper, has penned an excellent article about what he calls “Fundaphobia.” Mike is a sharp, talented and gracious friend of mine. What he writes applies not only in Louisville, but to our western culture as a whole. It is well worth your time to read.