I am not sure what is more depressing/amusing: That the editor felt it necessary to add this platitudinous preface; Or that we live in a world where such nonsense now passes for a coherent comment.
Someone has well said that it is easier to repent of our sins than of our self-righteousness. Let us repent of our own sensuality, greed, and pride, and humbly reach out to the world with a message of hope and reconciliation. Meanwhile, we as evangelicals need each other, standing as one, determined not to cower away from engaging our wayward culture.
Before us is a great theological and cultural divide. This is not a time to buckle under pressure, but we must instead remain united with both truth and grace.
There remain two views on the question of marriage, but they keep talking past each other. One holds that “love wins”—so one shouldn’t stand in the way of love. The other respects the anthropological truth about marriage.