While I appreciate the conversation among these two leaders, and while I deeply appreciate a new 'tone' with Focus on the Family, what frustrates me about these conversations is the tacit implication among evangelicals that there's is the only way of being Christian. There were stories of 'non believers', gay activists, Muslims and devout fathers attending Catholic churches preaching against gay marriage. What might move the conversation within the church forward is the overt acknowledgement among evangelicals and others that there are many ways of being Christian. Every single 'belief' that these two guests used in describing individuals who aren't Christian are beliefs I actually hold. I wish there were more acknowledgement of the diversity within the church as well as in the culture.
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