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NY Times Profile

I wanted to point to this profile upon the occasion of my retirement, for a couple of reasons.

First, the comment section on “My Trump Editorial” is getting a bit long for anyone to follow. I am finding a bit more time now to respond to some comments, and this way, I’m encouraging comments to start appearing in this post, hoping more will get read.

Second, I want to clarify some possible misunderstandings. Here’s the title and sub-title:

Christianity Today Editor Laments ‘Ethical Naïveté’ of Trump Backers : Mark Galli, who is retiring, was overwhelmed by the vocal criticism and quiet praise after his editorial in a prominent evangelical magazine called for President Trump’s ouster.

So first, since the interview was given a day before I retired, I really was no longer speaking for Christianity Today. Second, I grant that the reference to “ethical naivete” can be a bit startling, but it’s the type of comment that needs a lot of unpacking, otherwise it sounds mean-spirited. There was no space for that in this short interview. But I meant it literally, as I explain in a piece I just submitted to The Guardian. So if that phrase really bothers you, I’d ask for you to hold your fire until you read the future essay. I will definitely be interested in comments at that point.