The other week, Vicky Beeching’s coming out story “Undivided” was published. You may have read my responses and review to the book. If not, the links are available in the footnote below.
Quite a few other people have provided their responses and reactions, some agreeing, some disagreeing, some trying to speak gently, others using more robust language. The two that maybe unsurprisingly have drawn the most attention and the most flack are one from the Evangelical Alliance and one from David Robertson.
As I’ve suggested by referring to flack, there’s also been a lot of noise on social media too with twitter and face-book comments flying around. How do we find a way through the emotional minefield -especially when things seem to get nasty, not just with this specific book but also because big things like this are often reflected in micro-pastoral situations in the church. I want to share a few more reflections here on the reviews and reaction as well as on the original book and message they are responding to. Continue reading