Fuller Theological Seminary students Tim Bower and Jason Loftis have launched a website as part of a research project a Theology & Culture class they are taking. The site invites people who have left church membership to send "Dear John" letters to the church.
It's something very similar to the focus groups the United Church of Christ met with in 2003-04 as we were developing television commercials for the stillspeaking initiative.
I hope the site helps initiate healing. I hope those who have left come to really experience God's unconditional love and extravagant welcome from a church community. I hope everyone who visits lettersfromleavers.com gains new understanding simply by listening.
(There -- I did it again . . . ht to marko)