I find Francis Chan’s approach and demeanor in the way he communicates so disarming. If Christians could interact over disputed issues with the attitude and humility that Chan presents in this youtube clip, then I think we’d see a lot more of the unity that Jesus prayed for in the upper room. Having Christian leaders who can talk about difficult issues like this with such humility, deep reverence for God and healthy introspection is what we desperately need.
It’s too easy for leaders to tackle issues without one of those three elements. Without humility we come over as arrogant and people stop listening, without deep reverence for God we come over as making up our own theology and without healthy (there is unhealthy introspection) introspection we come over as impersonal. In my view Chan balances all three perfectly here.