In A Reporterâ€™s Loss of Faith, I linked to an article by William Lobdell, who had experienced a loss of faith based on his reporting of the failures of the church (as a whole). In Sorrow But No Regrets, Christine Scheller writes of her bad (foul is more like it) experiences with the church. There are three major differences between these two (hurting) people: (1) one reported on incidents, one lived them, (2) one stopped looking at Jesus, one didn’t, (3) one lost faith, one not only didn’t, but still seeks to serve.
Difference #2 is the reason for the difference. Who was looking at Jesus Christ, the crucified one, and who was looking at fallen people?