More Tolerant than Jesus?

Dear Mosaic Family,Are you a tolerant person? It’s a questions we’ve all either asked, or been asked. If you’ve asked that question, you were probably curious to know if the person, or people, you were addressing could love you if they really knew your beliefs or lifestyle. If you’ve been asked that question, you may have worried that you were about to be ambushed. Sometimes the real question behind the question is, “do you agree with me, because if not then I’m not going to tolerate you!” Part of our struggle with this popular question, is that our culture has redefined tolerance, and forgotten why it could be good in the first place. I say “could” be good, because the Bible assumes there are times when tolerance is actually not good. It’s possible for tolerance to be unloving. It’s even possible for tolerance to be a facade to a subtle form of hatred, a cover up for indifference.  Tomorrow we will be looking at Jesus letter to the church in Thyatira. The letter is perplexing, but also enlightening because we see Jesus commending the church for their love, while also condemning them for their tolerance. How can tolerance be bad? When do love and tolerance need to part ways? Is there a more compelling goal than tolerance, that our culture should be pursuing? These are some of the questions we’ll wrestle with tomorrow as we look at the next letter in our series on the Seven Churches of Revelation.

Praying for you! Pastor Shane


Baptism Service Sunday, July 10th, at the 11:15 service. If you would like to be baptized, please let us know! Email

Membership Class Sunday, July 24th1-3pm with lunch provided. If you would like to learn more about Mosaic's history, identity, mission, and vision, join us for a membership class. Attending the class is also the first step to becoming a member of Mosaic Boston. To sign up, email

3rd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!

Pre-service Prayer Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

Picnic in the Park Saturday, July 23rd5-7pm. Waldstein Park, Dean Rd., Brookline. Everyone at Mosaic is welcome to come hang out, have fun, and meet some great people from Mosaic! The event is "B.Y.O.E" (bring your own everything).

Mosaic Youth Group Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

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