Yaholo Hoyt wrote a post about “God boxes” and this part really jumped out at me:
I have met many Christians who feel like accepting others “as they are” without converting them is somehow betraying what they believe. But what good are your beliefs if they simply keep you away from others? If your beliefs do not empower you to love others, then they have no value at all, no matter how “right” they are. Accepting others does not invalidate or cheapen your beliefs, it is your ability to love which proves their merit.
Click through to read the rest. It strikes me as particularly related to the way some Christians approach Christmas, which I posted about earlier today. See also Hemant Mehta’s post about a Christian university which is genuinely welcoming of all, without feeling that its identity is threatened.