Permit me to write boldly to you. You have repeated your shallow shibboleths in sermons, blogs, and conferences, and you have tried very hard to pretend that secular society is a neutral playground, a marketplace of ideas where Christianity is welcome to flourish.
You punt for nuance every time and have made every clear teaching of the law and gospel a grey area of ambiguity.
You have sought the middle road on every issue: gay marriage, transgender normalization, Black Lives Matter, and abortion.
You always seek the third way.
But it’s getting harder for you to persuade your flock because some of them see that a raging spiritual war has washed out the middle road and the third way.
I believe that you are at a crossroads.
So let me put it straight: if you are a true Christian who has fallen into some bad theology, I’m throwing you a rope. Why not grab it?
Your rhetorical strategy was to yield the moral language to the left--using transgender pronouns, normalizing all things LGBTQ+, and generally asking, “Did God Really Say?” anytime biblical clarity came with a cost. Maybe you tell yourself that you mean well. Perhaps you truly believe your innovations are better than God’s word because you fancy yourself more merciful than God. You and your friends redefined the biblical concepts once foundational to all Christians, like being born again, forsaking sin, and finding liberty in Christ.