Peter Turner's original vision for Eschewmenical was a place where the diversity of Christian opinion would be sought and aired. While remaining professional and cordial at all times, we would eschew the inter-denominational "courtesy" of avoiding known "divisive" issues amongst Christians.
In other words, we should be arguing about the Eucharist. We should be arguing about church governance. And we have argued about the precise role of the will in regards to salvation.
But you know what? I've long held that the vast majority of Christendom is post-denominational. We have so much in common, that it takes effort to look past it. For everybody who says "the church is so fractured," the truth is that while we may fracture over style, the vast majority of what we believe is remarkably similiar.
We all believe in the divinity of Christ. We all believe in the incomprehensible surpassing majesty of His power and love. We all know that we are saved by grace. We are grateful for it. (Okay, we do have a few 'peculiar' and idiosyncratic posters, and we have explicitly non-professing posters, but the point is that this site is remarkably aware of how much homogenity we have.)
So here's why I would like to propose something.
I think we need non-Christian writers in Eschewmenical. I'd love to ask for contributors from Islam.se and Judaism.se. I actively would like to hear from the atheists, agnostics, and other non-believers. In short, I want this forum to expand it's notion and audience.
I would like for topics to remain the province of the Nicene community - after all, it is a site for the study of Christianity - but let's get diverse. (I know, the longer we stay, di-verse it gets!)
What do you guys think? Is this a step too far?