Revisionist History (podcast): Generous Orthodoxy

On Chester Wenger’s “generous orthodoxy” around his son’s homosexuality and his standing in the Mennonite church.

Gladwell uses Wenger’s example to criticize the recent protest against Woodrow Wilson in Princeton.

A nod is given to Brian McLaren’s book. Not sure if Gladwell is familiar with the emergent church movement, but I found his remarks invited more inquiry. When does a generous orthodoxy cease to be orthodox? Who should the generosity be extended to? Is the tension always resolved relationally, locally — or can it not be now in this age of Internet forums?


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