Non-believers and a bad taste in my mouth

I’ve been thinking…

Should we use terms like non-believers, unbelievers, etc to describe people who don’t profess some form of the “Christian” faith?

As a Christian, I’m guilty of using those terms. They are hard to avoid. But, I’ve noticed lately that they are starting to leave a bad taste in my mouth.

In truth, Christian or not, don’t we all fall in to the category of un/non-believer at some time or another? Don’t we all doubt? Don’t we all struggle? Don’t we all fall short of what we can/should be?

I think it’s time to stop using labels like these, and begin focusing on our commonalities.

What if a “church” service was attractive to everyone because the focus was our common experiences, and not things that set us apart? What if “church” was for the doubters, those who are hurting, those who struggle, those who fall short of what they know they can be?

I think it could be pretty powerful.

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