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I was a seminary student at the same time as Richard Mouw (Western Theological Seminary) and have had occasional interaction with him over the decades. While I do not consider myself an Evangelical in the popular use of the term (rather evangelical as understood by the Reformation), and favor gay marriage, I appreciate Richard's refusal of edict theology and his attempts to open dialogue with those holding positions he does not embrace and could not embrace without losing his authority among Evangelicals. Moveover, the movement from shunning to discussing may well be the precursor to accepting. Having taught many Fuller students Reformed theology, I can testify that they are theologically alert and generally not rigid concerning matters of faith and practice and that too owes something to Richard Mouw.

Paul R. Fries, PhD.
Emeritus Professor of Foundational and Constructive Theology
New Brunswick Theological Seminary.