I Went to TWO New Year's Parties Last Night. One was pretentious and rather closed in their warmth. Attendance was mainly from their Church group. The other celebration was what I call a radical welcoming group (certainly not exclusionary) and nonjudgmental. You might say "your attitude was different for the two, but it was not." I did not know several at the later group. By the time the clock struck midnight, I did.
I am hearing from some of my young college student friends that I am in class with that they feel this same feeling about Christianity: judgmental, exclusionary, and inefficient. This is a challenge to me. I hope it is to you.