I strongly object to wrong arguments on the right side. I think I object to them more than to the wrong arguments on the wrong side.
Winsome love doesn’t mean that we must accept and embrace other people’s positions; it simply means we avoid the hostile debate that defines online engagement. Winsome love doesn’t speak to whether we disagree; rather, it shapes the way in which we disagree. Too often our engagement is characterized by an all-or-nothing debate that we are determined to “win.” And this is where it gets practical: It’s not about winning or losing; it’s about sharing Jesus and inviting others to follow him.
The problem right now is all the judgment….from the right and from the left. It’s fine to express opinions and disagree, but labeling other people as evil or meaningless is awful. It’s so damaging. It’s hard to repair a breach when someone on the other side is using dynamite.