If you read one article this weekend, look at No Victory for Religious Liberty by Darel Paul.
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If you read one article, reflect over The Amish Understand a Life-Changing Truth about Technology by Michael Coren.
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If you read one article this week, engage Evangelical Gnosticism by Abigail Rine Favale
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If you read one article this week, engage Why “The Prince of Egypt” is the Bible Movie Viewers Deserve.
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If you read one article this week, engage The Politics of Bible Translations by Scot McKnight.
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I believe we suffer from a propensity to look at people with whom we disagree and say to ourselves, “That person can’t teach me anything. They are so wrong in how they think, so insufficient in their intellectual capacities, so distorted in their worldview, that I could not possibly see reality more clearly by interacting with this person.”
Think of the political divide. Republicans decry working with “the other side” as a compromise of values. In turn, Democrats seriously question the sanity and morality of those who disagree with their principles. Both sides react with disdain when anyone seeks a third way for moving forward.
Consider the culture wars. One side sees evil lurking everywhere.Government, the news, schools, technology–-all are trying to poison the hearts and minds of the faithful. The other side sees the forces of corruption, corporate task masters, and institutional suppression reigning supreme, preventing people from experiencing true liberation.
Think of what is now 500 years of theological division (non-Chalcedonian and Orthodox brethren aside, of course). For some, the Reformation was the moment of freedom, the removal of the shackles of theological corruption, the purification of doctrine and practice, and remains a cause for great celebration. For others, the Reformation was a grave mistake, a continued blight on the landscape of Christianity, a massive embarrassment, a destruction of unity that should be mourned, not celebrated.
The very way in which we talk to and interact with others is poisoned by the mindset, “You’re wrong. I cannot learn from you.” Too often, the logic is frighteningly simple: Someone is different than me. Since I’m right, that someone is wrong. Therefore, they have nothing of value to offer me or my tribe. Continue reading
Happy weekend, dear readers! If you engage one article from this week, look at My Larry Nasser Testimony Went Viral, But There’s More to the Gospel than Forgiveness by Rachel Denhollander.
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