Churches who dance around the feelings of people who are easily upset are run by people who are easily upset.
Grace ends the need to pretend. Grace says, “I accept you. Now let’s move forward.” Jesus was full of grace and confronted hard issues at the same time. He accepted Peter and also looked him in the eye and called him the devil.
Being easily upset is a manipulators way of controlling others. Dancing around drama queens/kings plays into their strategy.
You can tell when drama runs your church when people are afraid to bring up certain “taboo” topics. People say things like, “I don’t want to bring that up because it might upset Betty or Bob.” This means Betty and Bob are the cap on the church.
Pastors use drama as much as others. They get indignant, for example, when they are confronted. In the end they are saying…
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