Authentic BUT Taboo

    Who doesn’t hate awkward situations?  You know someone says something that is out of line and offensive, someone is inappropriate with what they say or do and suddenly it is as if the room is filled with a tsunami of tension.  And how do we avoid that?  Well the old adage is that there are just some subjects that we don’t talk about, for example religion and politics.  And often that is wise but the problem is that when we don’t discuss key subjects with humility and honesty we never come to any consensus or even tolerance.  There are some subjects that may be taboo but they are authentic.  

     Welcome to a month where we stop avoiding the tough topics and yet we keep our authentic life of following Jesus in the forefront of our minds and words and deeds.  How can we authentically follow Christ even while walking in the minefields?  Let’s find out together.