Last week, I answered a range of questions about the Nashville Statement from the guys at the Apologetics Canada podcast. These brothers had really great queries—many that I have been asked from others over the last few weeks. The interview is only a little over twenty minutes, but we ended up covering a lot of ground. You can download the interview here or listen below:
Here are the questions that they asked:
- Why did you issue The Nashville Statement?
- Why does The Nashville Statement not include scripture references?
- Why was a broader coalition of people not included in drafting the statement?
- How many people have signed The Nashville Statement? And how important is it for people to sign it?
- Why was this published during the Hurricane Harvey crisis in Houston?
- Weren’t there more important things to talk about? Like immigration issues, Charlottesville, neo-Nazis, etc.?
- Did you include complementarian theology in The Nashville Statement?
- How do you respond to people who say The Nashville Statement wasn’t gracious enough?
- Is Article 10 trying to be harsh toward people who identify as gay or transgender?
- Why not make a more vigorous public defense of The Nashville Statement?
- How do you respond to the criticism that teaching God’s truth about sexuality is harmful to people?
- What surprised you the most about the feedback you’ve gotten?