While searching for some layout and design inspiration, I ran across an editorial in a 2004 issue of Baylor’s magazine entitled Welcoming, Not Affirming written by a theology professor at the nation’s largest Southern Baptist affiliated university. Roger Olson expresses my view much better than I ever have.

Despite the age of the article, I believe the sentiments expressed are extremely timely. While we conservative Christians have been horrible at “love the sinner, hate the sin,” perhaps we can do better in the future moving toward being “welcoming, but not affirming.”