This comment comes up when we run into friends from church. We’re honest, and we say we’ve left. Usually that is followed by the awkward, “uhmmmm, can I ask why?” I personally now have a faster answer that is not so…whispered. I simply say, “the pastor’s sermons have gotten to the point where they are using strange new age terms. Also, if you research what transformation, spiritual formation, and other terms they use mean you might find some things that aren’t Biblical involved.” That says enough. I usually get a blank stare. One friend the other day said, “well, I’ll be listening carefully then.” That’s the answer I hope for. Not the “we’ll leave right away” but “I’ll pay attention.” It’s much better not to follow someone blindly trusting, but to look and listen for yourself and see if the person is saying something correct and true.