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The Editorial

Talking re: talking

‘It’s a very distressing thing about evangelicalism – we are not very good at responsible domestic debate,’ wrote John Stott in 1995 in Third Way. His words still resonate today; we evangelicals are people with strong convictions and a passion for truth. How do we debate hot-button issues in a way which glorifies Jesus?

When it comes to talking about such matters as the Fletcher and Smyth scandals, there are rightly additional challenges and sensitivities too. Somehow, though, we have to find Christ-like ways of discussing these things both in en and elsewhere.