For too many people “I don’t like it” is virtually indistinguishable from “this is bad.”
This lack of discernment is bad. Really and truly bad. Especially in the church.
When we elevate matters of taste to the level of right and wrong, we undercut our moral authority. People won’t trust us when we speak on things that truly are wrong.
As mature believers in Jesus – especially as Christian leaders – we should be able to tell the difference between our personal preferences and moral absolutes.
For example, here are five things I dislike, but I have discovered have some value.