(Okay, I didn’t read the original. But her defense seems totally reasonable.)
‘True, Dr. Brantly’s mission was my example. I like to give examples in my writing. I find it’s more effective than abstract theorizing about how a hypothetical person might go on a Christian mission to Liberia that would end up being completely counterproductive by costing his Christian charity $2 million if he ended up catching the Ebola virus there.
…They say: “How do you know whether God called Dr. Brantly to go to Liberia?”
Ah ha! But then I riposte: “How do you know whether God called me to write that column?”’