Over at Tom Hicks' blog, Life in Christ,he cites some portions of a John Newton letter regarding controversy. Am always amazed at that saint's wisdom! No wonder he is well described as the letter writer par excellence of the Great Awakening. See here: http://lifeinchrist-tom.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-should-we-treat-our-opponents-in.html?spref=fb and follow the link to the whole letter here on the OPC website: http://www.opc.org/nh.html?article_id=217. We live in perilous days when there be dragons abroad, and it is so easy for the snarkiness latent in some of our Evangelical tradition to emerge when confronting these dragons. I deem Newton's letter a sane corrective.