Kindness vs. Ugliness



“More people have been brought into the church by the kindness of real Christian love than by all of the theological arguments in the world, and more people have been driven from the church by the hardness and ugliness of so-called Christianity than by all the doubts in the world.”
-William Barclay

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 (NLT)


Agree or Disagree? Are our theological arguments worthwhile conversations, or do non-followers of Jesus view that as disunity?


  1. absolutely agree with quote/verse! Obviously, theological discussions are worthwhile in the correct context and with a respectful attitude. Unfortunately, those two prerequisites are often absent and the discussions not only appear as “disunity” to non-followers, they show hearts/attitudes that are not in any way Christ-like.

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