Brian McLaren responds

I know that Wendy posted an article about this in her blog, but I saw this today, which is a response by Brian McLaren to all of the controversy stirred up by his original comments.

Leadership Blog: Out of Ur: Brian McLaren on the Homosexual Question 4: McLaren's Response

I didn't spend a great deal of time with the original article, but I did read through this response, and the comments posted about it. I have to say that I thought it well written and thoughtful. It doesn't "answer questions" so much as it clarifies intent, and promotes serious debate without debasing one side or the other.

I'm very much a liberal, and hold views on this issue consistent with that mindset. But I welcome healthy, respectful debate on the issue. I think Mr. McLaren is encouraging the same in this letter. The "early phase" of the discussion on the Harbour blog about the conflict regarding Eklektos and SBTC was not characterized by such a heathly debate, but I have hopes that it's one its way to being more civil.