In the vein of the news we shared several days ago (“Worse Than You’ve Heard” ), Abby Perry writes about a few people who have provoked her over the years, teachers and singers who were “edgy” in different ways, and our responses to those people.
I knew my salvation was secure, but I wondered if perhaps the hollowness I’d sometimes felt in the conservative evangelicalism of my childhood could be filled by the fresh air this singing provocateur was breathing. Maybe this was the missing piece.
But, she says, maybe this desire for finding a missing piece is a significant problem that draws us away from our own families and churches.
“The church isn’t a static commodity—it’s a living thing, and living things often cause and experience pain.”