On the one hand, goodness can come as a result of legitimate unity. On the other, the truths on which unity depends where legitimacy is concerned cannot be denied, or wishcasted into being.
We must believe truth, honor, justice, purity, and loveliness are real things that exist in order to think on them, much less make an orderly and productive study of them.
Calls for unity in the American Church, steadily increasing in recent years. lead me to a simple question. What is unity? And what are we to make of many of the calls for being united?
We all are being manipulated, and even enslaved, by the technologies which emanate from Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab in Palo Alto, California, founded in 1998 by Dr. Fogg.
Goodness must align with the truth, and goodness is beautiful. Similarly, some hint at least of truth and goodness is inherent to that which we call objectively beautiful.
Why does “support the ministry” always seem to be synonymous with fiduciary contributions? I don’t believe I’ve ever heard that phrase used in relation to the non-fungible.
I wonder what it would be like if we believed that it was impossible for us to really conceal the truth – not only from God, but also from one another.
In our current social and political circumstance, direct communication feels harder than ever. People are too easily offended. The truth is not rightly understood or prioritized.
We must not confuse flattery for gentleness, or ambiguity for humility. Rather, we must be bold in telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help us God.
For all that we bemoan the frenetic way debates are handled in modern American society, the antidote to the chaos may be this sort of long-form dialog.