Rachel Held Evans thoughtfully discusses Biblical interpretation and judgmentalism in “Everyone’s a Biblical Literalist Until you Bring up Gluttony.”
It’s hard to “other” the people we know and love the most. It’s become a cliché, but everything changes when it’s your brother or sister who gets divorced, when it’s your son or daughter who is gay, when it’s your best friend who struggles with addiction, when it’s your husband or wife asking some good questions about Christianity you never thought about before. Our relationships have a tendency to destroy our categories, to melt black and white into gray, and I don’t think God is disappointed or threatened by this.
How can we apply this to our relationships (or lack thereof) with those of other religious and secular identities?