Listening

When engaged in a discussion of an issue over which we and another person have a strong and emotional disagreement there is an essential baseline from which to proceed.  That baseline can only be achieved when each states the other’s position to the point where the “opponent” indicates that her or his point of view … Read moreListening

Church Militant?

Some may find the descriptive phrase “Church Militant”[1] offensive, given the obvious connection with all things military, including the countless imperfections, tragedies, and horrors of ordinary war.  However, the phrase may also be accurately rendered as “Church Struggling” or “Church Striving.”  Inherent in the concept is a bias for action.  Like it or not, we … Read moreChurch Militant?