Excited. "The Right Way to Disagree" Published at RelevantMagazine.com
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7:30PM
Ben Simpson in Ethics, Life, Philosophy, Relevant Magazine, Theology, Theology, Writing, civil discourse

I was glad to discover via Twitter that RelevantMagazine.com published an article I submitted under the title "the Right Way to Disagree".  I am thrilled.  Here is my conclusion: 

John 13:35 reminds us, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” This includes loving one another enough to speak the truth. It means loving one another enough to ask hard questions, to be picky about the details and to take care that our words and actions are truly Christian. As Stanley Hauerwas has reminded us, living as a Christian requires learning a language that encompasses what we say and what we do.

We may not be of one mind, but we can be of one heart. If we hold our love for Christ in common, God has given us all the time we need to work out our differences and disagreements. In those difficult moments, we must trust that, though we can’t see it, God’s Kingdom is bigger than our corner.

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Update on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8:41PM by Registered CommenterBen Simpson

Took this screen shot Friday evening from Relevant's front page.

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