This Lent, I’m Giving Up Apologizing For Other Christians


Some of this year’s most popular Lent sacrifices are booze, social media, and — believe it or not — Donald Trump. But I’ve decided to go a different direction and give up saying I’m sorry for all the Christian crap out there. I was inspired in this decision by Lillian Daniel’s book, “Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To.” It’s a surprising read because Daniel is a progressive female pastor, so she’s exactly the type of person you would expect to go around making amends for the church’s many sins. She argues, however, that constantly apologizing for the church isn’t helpful in the long run and that believers need to explore better ways to speak of their religious communities.