On Safe Churches

The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We tend to draw conservative, button-down, moralistic people. The licentious and liberated or the broken and marginal avoid church. That can only mean one thing. If the preaching of our ministers and the practice of our parishioners do not have the same effect on people that Jesus had, then we must not be declaring the same message that Jesus did.

Tim Keller

I wonder if Keller would include his own church in the same category? (That’s not a cheap shot, it’s an honest question. I wonder if anyone is getting this right?)