Often also, the other side does not feel as if you’ve been at all fair to them in understanding and also representing and criticizing their perspective. Many times people on both sides feel as if certain evidence and argument is simply ignored by the other. Finally, if you cannot dialog well and have a calm discussion, if you are quick to getting angry and have very little patience. Then you would do well to go back and reread your Bible. You may think that you have gotten one text figured out, but clearly you have plenty of others to work on.I sense that we have been listening to each other better on this blog recently. May it continue. Clearly, careful listening and respect for the other are biblical, even when we do not agree on how to interpret the Bible on some other points.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Mike Aubrey asks some important questions for each of us in the gender debate or any debate for that matter. He concludes: