As Hollywood handed out its highest honor last night, I was struck by how the Church would never single members out for awards.
Or do we?
We all know James’ admonition against giving preferential treatment (James 2:1-13) and Paul’s clear picture of every “body” part, from the pastor to the person cleaning the bathrooms, as being equal and integral to keeping the Bride healthy and expanding God’s Kingdom in the world. (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) There’s no question the children of God are spiritually equal in His sight.
But if we’re really honest, I believe we...