I'm currently working on a extend response to the issues surrounding the Church of the Nazarene and the Concerned Nazarenes. Here's a little teaser for you:
I predicate this blog on the fact that there are times when the message of the Concerned Nazarenes and also the responses to them hinder the work of Christ. There are times when discussions happen in open-air venues that paint the Church as a community of division. This needs to stop.
There have been some who have tried to respond. Some have done so well, and others have done so poorly. Typically the responses aimed at CNs are concerning their militant attitudes of who's right and who's wrong - which is antithetical to the dynamic and dialogical character of the Church of the Nazarene. However, many of these responses have been less than helpful. And so the cycle continues: the CNs accuse from a theological lens that is foreign to the Church of the Nazarene and the Church of the Nazarene responds about the nature of the responder's character.
I have tried several times to discuss this controversy in more objective ways (although, admittedly not entirely without bias), looking at the conversation from both a theological and biblical perspective. My hope has been to cast light onto the fact that the controversy is because the CNs and the CotN have two different understandings of Scripture and this is what makes it difficult for them to communicate civilly when one another...
Be looking for this treatise in its entirety later this month.