also, the previous title (off script) alludes to the fact that there is, in fact, a script. Many people are not aware of this. It’s a provocative and insightful title and has the potential to teach people who don’t even go past the title. The current title “Eugene Peterson wasn’t anti-gay and Evangelicals said: destroy him” is inflammatory (and true) but lacks the insight of the previous IMO.
Not sure if you’re looking for this type of feedback but I noticed you’ve been messing with your name/titles lately. My preference is “Eugene Peterson went off-script and Evangelicals threatened to destroy him” and “Jesus, Take Two”. I think, specifically with the avatar handle it speaks to what you offer and prepares people for what they will…
I think this sentiment shows that it was never a true conversation, to begin with. Our experience has been that when in the stronger tribe the perspective is to save (and therefore look down upon) those outside of it which makes true conversation or listening impossible. Now that we have found ourselves on the outside we can see how we didn’t do much listening ourselves. Thanks for writing this.
Best part of this article was the title.
Not meant to be a slam but the article digressed from a true and uniquely stated point of pain to a shotgun blast of overly common motivational dribble.
I have found libido to be one of many factors that are valuable in healthy sexuality. But it’s the low hanging fruit. The easiest one to talk about. The easiest one to fulfill. The easiest one to portray in movies. But, like all easy things, the rewards and fulfillment can be fairly shallow and limited compared to some deeper and more complex…
I just read your “Modest is Hottest” is not in the Bible article and was blown away. It’s rare to find such clarity from a perspective that runs so counter cultural in the religious ways. I think it offers freedom. It offers truth and it has the potential to a better way.