The New York Times reported that Brian McLaren “led a commitment ceremony with traditional Christian elements” following his son Trevor’s own same-sex marriage. The elder McLaren formerly led Cedar Ridge Community Church, authored several well-known books, and shines as the guiding light for Emergent Christians everywhere. Many church members have been surprised by this development, also announced on Christianity Today’s “Gleanings” website. Since around 2006 at least, McLaren has been calling upon Christians to cease condemning homosexuality in favor of dialogue and outreach. Responses to his son Trevor’s sexual orientation and this ceremonial event will no doubt be myriad.