As a follow-up to my previous blog entry, it turns out that another blogger who was appalled by Kendall's attitude has written to David Rosen with some interview questions about the Christianity Today article. I thought the first two questions, and their answers that Rosen gave, were quite interesting:
We didn’t agree with Christianity Today that the two of you “model a warm friendship”. In our opinion RT Kendall failed to show you the curiosity and respect we expect to see in a friendship or friendly dialog.
Were you surprised at how your exchange with RT Kendall went?
Not at all. I know where he is coming from and what to expect.
Did you expect him to show more interest in your views and spend less time trying to convert you?
Regrettably no. As much as I have a genuine affection for RT Kendall, a fundamentalist mind-set by definition doesn’t really want to discover the spiritual world of another for its own sake, but is only interested in what is perceived as relevant to the fundamentalist’s own world and goals.