Have you ever noticed these days that someone else is to blame? No, seriously. When was the last time you heard a public figure take responsibility for their actions, sincerely apologize, and then totally change their behavior?
Our cultural influence tends to want to justify or reason away the mistakes people make. This is especially true within politics and media.
However, the recent spotlights into church leadership failings, whether from the Evangelical or Catholic traditions, also show our inability to admit we got it wrong rather than explain it away.
“I still stink at it. But these days, I’m trying not to be defensive when I mess up. I would rather admit my failure as quickly as possible and ask for forgiveness the first chance I get,” said Stephen Miller on the CBF Podcast Conversation.
Miller has written a new book, “The Art of Getting it Wrong.” We sat down with the musician, artist, and content creator to talk about cancel culture and our relationship with our wrongness.
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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.