This is the archive for February, 2007:

Transparency. a.k.a. Seeing Through.

I’ve been thinking. What I’ve been thinking about is the problem of today’s church concerning transparency. Now, this is a fairly new term in the realm of human relationships, but I think it very well relates to the aspect of holiness and wholeness we so often hear about.

What is transparency?

“free from pretense or deceit : FRANK b : easily detected or seen through : OBVIOUS c : readily understood”

This is what Webster Dictionary says about the adjective form of our word. This is also the general understanding of the term with which I approach my problem with today’s church.

I somehow struggle to see a church which is transparent in its everyday ministry – in any direction. read more