The Common Good

Results for disagreement

When Christian Arguments Miss the Point
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

The path Jesus actually walked is marked by suffering and total reliance on God. So we debate finer and safer points, which require far less of us. Our impassioned and yet trivial disputes push God away and ma ...

The Tribes of Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, John Piper ... and Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Pride, greed, hatred, bitterness, fear, and ignorance often cause Christians to promote distrust instead of unity — but what if Christians were more patient, graceful, and forgiving of each other? ...

Going Over to The Other Side
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

In recent years, we have seen serious confusion between “other side” and “dark side.” Led by politicians, ideologues and religious zealots, we have been encouraged to view opponents as evil, unpatriotic, a men ...

Conflict Resolution 101
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Conflict happens everywhere, from Congress to congregations, from boardrooms to bedrooms. The dysfunction of Congress is just a highly public instance of a typical conflict scenario. ...

In Praise of Episcopalians
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

I'm proud of The Episcopal Church. I'm proud of how they conducted themselves. I'm proud that they disagreed, deliberated, explored, preached, and prayed their way through this. We Baptists aren ...