The term "Achilles' heel" refers to an area of weakness and vulnerability. The American church today has an Achilles' heel—a lack of prayer and powerful preaching.
Both are vitally important to spiritual health. Sadly, many Christian leaders focus on image rather than intimacy with Christ, being woke instead of waking up from their spiritual slumber, not wanting to offend the world instead of not wanting to offend God.
Pastors, it's time to stop tiptoeing through the tulips of political correctness and repair the Achilles' heel of cowardliness. A. W. Tozer said, "When we become so tolerant that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians, we are acting like cowards."
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Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Southern California. More can be found at ShaneIdleman.com, and free downloads of his books are available at WCFAV.org. Visit him on Facebook and subscribe to his new podcast.
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