This is true. When I was a pastor I observed how different churches, including ours, would shrink or grow. It was mostly people just moving around looking for the best show in town.
THIS CARTOON PRINT IS AVAILABLE IN MY STORE! My simple hope is that this cartoon will make someone smile. Knowing that we are all one is a profound and easily accessible source of great joy.
It is almost always true that those in power are unwilling to relinquish it. This woman is not only standing up to a man, but an entire system that gave, supports, and protects his power. Which is why old structures need to be smashed. And will be! Like old wineskins.
Do you know that many people actually feel that shame, guilt, and fear are legitimate tools for getting people to behave and do what you want? Did you also know that many churches gladly use these tools for that reason? How many of you have been worked on by these useful behavioral tools?