The discussion on Stop the Fellowship, I want off has re-confirmed for me that I don’t want to be part of a discussion that lines up two positions like British soldiers in red suits and allows people to start firing at one another. When you start with the presupposition that the other side is wrong, of course you don’t have to listen and of course you can be rude, because after all, you’re right. That attitude troubles me. Posture is so important. I’d like to be a truth seeker, not a truth defender (or a defender of my own position). Someone asked Erwin McManus last week, “All this stuff you’re saying is fine, but what do you do if you come from a conservative church?” Erwin replied, “If it were me, I would try to move them from being conservative to being Biblical.” Same goes for liberal and all other labels. That’s the posture I’m looking for. When I find a discussion on an issue that starts there and not at our own perfect positions which are so obviously better than the other side’s, sign me up.