No One Left to Blame

Christianity Today: Sorry Christians, We Can’t Blame the Media Any More

Christians love playing the “blame the media” game.

Not long ago, we might have had a legitimate claim that our reputation was bad because the media was against us. That’s not the case anymore.

Oh sure, the media in general may still think negatively about Christians, if they think about us at all. But the days of blaming someone else for our bad press are gone.

Do you know why Christians have a bad reputation today? It’s not because of CNN. It’s because of our own Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and YouTube videos!

Every day, we confirm people’s worst suspicions about us. There’s no one left to blame but ourselves.

When we act ugly online and when we are constantly on the attack, how can we ever have an answer for the hope that is within us? After, we too often live as if we have no hope. We point fingers. We call names. We overgeneralize and vilify whole demographics. And then we wonder why no one wants to learn about Christ from us.

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