A Thaw in the Gender War?

A Thaw in the Gender War? December 20, 2006

42: Dave Warnock apologises: “I confess and ask for forgiveness that despite my greatest desire and best intentions to love others as Jesus did, and as He told me to do as well, that I frequently fail, and that recently Adrian Warnock and Wayne Grudem have got the brunt of it.

I also confess that my failings to love also demonstrate my failings as a pacifist. It has seemed to me more and more a requirement that to follow Jesus closely I should renounce violence in all aspects of my life. I don’t do this very well, and I am sure that this comes across in what I write here on 42. Therefore I specifically confess and seek forgiveness for my desire to wring Wayne Grudem’s neck and my desire to shake some sense into Adrian.”


Thanks for this apology which is received warmly. I know you may find this hard to believe but I do not feel hostility towards you whatsoever. I am thrilled by this development as I think it is important and I would welcome a face-to-face meeting with my long lost “cousin.”

There have also recently been some very encouraging and reasonable comments here on my blog and for that I am very glad. We have to be able to agree to disagree sometimes – without, of course, deciding that it doesn’t matter!
The Dr Grudem interview is summarised in my post Dr Wayne Grudem Interview – Highlights and Reflections.

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