If I were a preacher, I would be hesitant to stand behind a pulpit and condeme some sin I knew folks in the pews were committing. I would be especially hesitant if I, myself, were not all that sin free and the sin committed by my folks was done commonly.
Christians here say they seldom hear sermons about sin. I was at a Christian service recently. Sin was mentioned several times in the opening rituals, but was not the sermon topic.
It just could be preachers think sin is not a popular topic to preach about so they just leave sleeping dogs lie. That they leave sleeping dogs lie is the complaint of the link.
The link argues that preachers need to put the hammer down on sin. It makes sense. Every reader here knows the Christian faith teaches we are all born sinners.
The link’s author understands the problem of ignoring sin in sermons. Without a clear statement calling out sin, there is no reason for the faith to exist. Without sin there is nothing to forgive. The church loses in power to ”blackmail” by promising forgiveness.
Sin is the basis for the Christian concept of “love”. Without sin, it would be impossible to say Jesus loved us so much he died on the cross to forgive your you-know-what.
So, preachers are caught in a dilemma. Preach about sin and, perhaps, suffer consequences. Ignore sin and undermine the entire ball of wax.
The Christian symbol, the cross, requires sin.