On Taking Offence, Being Evangelical and Hanging With Sinners

Next on the EA and Steve Chalke saga, Matthew Hosier has three points that come out of all the of the debate.

Offence? You betcha! But you know what? Whether I or anyone else feels offended is not really that big a deal. Offence is a lousy foundation on which to build an argument – much less an entire approach to culture. Being offended is playground level stuff. It is a blunt and childish weapon that brooks no dissent or analysis, whether or not there are rational grounds for the offence felt.