Chrissy Stroop is a writer and scholar who, despite being an ‘exvangelical’, remains interested in, and critical of, evangelical culture. When she recently mentioned Bart Campolo in an article, we reached out to ask her if she wanted to have a conversation about how evangelicals think and talk about those who leave the faith. But the conversation took a different turn, becoming a friendly disagreement over whether or not we should try to form friendships with people who don’t share our core values, or when there’s a big ideological divide. Chrissy, a trans woman, thinks not, because she doesn’t believe that friendships should involve attempts to change other people, while Bart thinks influencing others is a key part of relationships.
Read Chrissy’s article, Exvangelicals and the limits of evangelical empathy. And see her website HERE.
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