In children’s ministry and education, bullying is a common subject. And it should be. Bullying is hurtful, unChristian, and leaves scars on young people that can last for many years. When I was in elementary school, I was bullied by a few kids in my grade who will remain nameless. The taunting, name-calling, and humiliation often resulted in tears, damaged self-worth, and periods of friendlessness.
But bullying isn’t just for children. Bullies grow up. And bullies don’t stop bullying simply because they’ve hit puberty or graduated from high school. I’ve been struck by the blows of adult bullies, as have members of my family and a number of my friends. But I’ve rarely heard anyone talking seriously about bullying in adulthood.
Luckily, Rachel Held Evans is standing up to one bully whose playground is quite large. Read what she has to say about Mark Driscoll at http://rachelheldevans.com/mark-driscoll-bully. Her words remind me that bullying needs to be dealt with more seriously in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. It’s a life-long problem. Let’s take our cues from her and say to no to bullies.