The church should be a place where we can say anything and know we won’t be kicked out, where we can confess our sins knowing others will help us, where we can disagree and still be friends. It ought to be the one place in the world where we don’t have to wear masks. And, should that happen, the world—where phoniness is the standard—will flock to our doors. Why? Because freedom, genuine freedom, is an attractive commodity.
— Steve Brown