I experience a similar frustration with those espouse a more “liberal” take on the Bible. At the end of it all I scratch my head every time wondering what is still left to believe. The faith seems so tentative that it is difficult to see any scandal of the cross. Lots of bad meat came off our theological turkey but it seems we won’t be eating any meat at all but simply using the carcass for spiritual soup.
To extend the metaphor if he wants to be a turkey salesman I’m fine finding out there is some grisly and fatty meat but I’m expecting some meat from someone in that line of work. My tenor is similar to Christopher Hitchens rebuke to the liberal minister who wanted to be a Christian minister but did not believe in the bodily resurrection etc. Hitchens went into Machen mode on her.