I knew that if Image journal ran a piece on the Sex and the City controversy, that I would gain some perspective that I’d been lacking in the heat of the recent debate.

Sure enough, Kelly Foster’s honest, personal testimony, “Why I Watch Sex and the City, has made me wish I’d waited a month or two before responding.

If I had, perhaps I would have responded with the grace (and the admirable brevity) that Foster manages here. I still stand by the things I did write, but I wrote from a place of being wounded and hurt. In short, someone had, in the name of Christ, called a family of fellow believers “perverts,” and that led to a tone of hostility.

So I’m thankful for Foster’s piece here, which brings more light into the conversation. I still have much to learn about responding in truth with grace. (It’s tough enough to speak the truth with eloquence, but when you’re in a state of shock, the grace part is tricky…)

I’m also grateful for this new podcast at Christ and Pop Culture, which brings more illumination and intelligence to a murky debate.

And then, Jason Morehead has contributed his own perspective, which was quite inspiring as well.

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