I think for me the word sensitivity would be the best one to use in dealing with all issues of sin.
Sensitivity in general is something I like, and I guess I don't see it in Driscoll, or at least not from his platform persona. He is quite strong about some people in his book but seasons his written words much better with grace.
Sin is wrong, it's how we deal with sin that is contentious, it's also how we grade sin. Now I occasionally drink to much, which is a sin, I have been known to look at naked ladies on websites which is a sin, my thought life is sinful on a daily basis, I am a weak earthen vessel. I try not to excuse my sin, but quite often I do excuse it. Basically I am a sinner who has experienced Grace, my father in heaven graciously restores me when I mess up, he even graciously loves me when I mess up yet refuse to admit it. I am not judged but I am loved.
This is where I think it all goes wrong, no matter how gracious I try to be there is still a bit of the judge in me. I like to think I am gracious in some areas, especially towards the people I am working with, yet sometimes I not very gracious to others!
There are lots of contentious issues out there, loads of positions and sides to take. So people take them. I have often found that I don't like people who sit on the fence. Yet increasingly I feel this could be a good place to be. Now I am reading that statement and I find it hard to accept, because I am a very definite person who has an opinion on most things. What I am finding is that in the world that we are called to love our opinions will often be challenged by real life people, in real life situations and have to change.
We have to handle people with sensitivity, because after all they are all equally loved by God.