The Point Isn't Not to Stumble. The Point Is to Remember: Everyone Does.
I've thought a lot about the Ted Haggard scandal over the last couple of weeks, and I share some of those in my newest Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance" column over at Literary Mama.
For what it's worth, I appreciate the humility of Ted Haggard's response to his congregation, and I think his wife, too, desires to respond appropriately. My question isn't whether their hearts are currently in the right place, but whether "watching" how they react in the months and years ahead is productive -- or simply more evidence of a problematic "moral performance" mindset that exists in evangelicalism.