Conflicted

Dear Friends of Summit Church,Image

In the past year we’ve been through a lot.  We’ve watched our lead pastor, Isaac Hunter, leave the church after committing adultery.  We’ve cried out in horror when the media had a hay-day with his sin, putting not only him but also his wife, children, parents, and us in a distorted light.  We’ve picked up the pieces, did our best to move forward into the “new normal” of our church.  Then he took his own life.

Let me tell you how angry I am with Isaac Hunter right now.
Let me tell you how much I want to see him walking through the lobby of Summit Church
Let me tell you how disgusted I am at his sin.
Let me tell you how many times he said just the thing I needed to hear to see God.
Let me tell you how many sleepless nights I have had over his poor choices.
Let me tell you how much I learned from his wisdom.
Let me tell you how hard it has been to go to church over the past year.
Let me tell you how I was drawn from the darkest time in my life through his words of wisdom.
The list goes on…

Is it ok to have such conflicting emotions toward one person? I think it is, so if you are having some of the same thoughts, please know that you are not alone.

What else are you thinking about?  What are you trying to work through in your mind and heart?

If you are not from Summit or Northland, what words of encouragement do you have for our community?

What are your thoughts?

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