In the last few years I have been utterly confounded by the difficulty in communicating with people and having any communication understood by those I was trying to communicate with.
I knew it had something to do with the political lenses people looked through….which was a completely different set of lenses than those I was used to seeing through and speaking to.
We used to view matters through theological lenses and I understood those…political ones left me confused and uncomfortable.
I now understand that I (for the most part) fit into one category (emancipatory minimalist) while the historic audience here (for the most part) fits into a completely different one (civilizational maximalists).
Communication will be difficult because perceptions are…as are, I believe, the theological suppositions undergirding them.
I hope you take the time to read it…and read it wondering how we build bridges between the four groups.
The second article I want to feature addresses another aspect of all the controversies that have risen out of the pandemic and about the vaccines.
“No, It Wasn’t the Vaccine” is a piece that blogger Tim Challies felt compelled to write after the sudden death of his son.
I have many questions about the vaccines and their effectiveness and safety…but blaming every sudden death on them is neither helpful, nor truthful…
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