by Don Ingwerson
There’s probably no way to avoid the conflict that we have all been feeling with public discourse, whether political, environmental, educational, or spiritual. And for many there is probably a feeling of duck and cover or aggressively standing for what feels right. Many question not only what is true or what should be fought over, but also what is the most effective way to change this acrimonious atmosphere. With that in mind, I found this article titled “Divine Grace Lifts Public Discourse” from The Christian Science Sentinel to be especially helpful in addressing these issues. Prayer and reliance on God can and does make a difference!
These days, public discourse can be enormously frustrating.
Of course, people have always thought they were right. That’s the nature of human opinion. But today we have more tools than ever before to make our case in “proving” we’re right. We have social media feeds that exclude other voices, we have online blogs and news sites that justify our worldviews, and we have an on-demand culture designed to give us exactly what we want when we want it. We can cite chapter and verse to argue that those who don’t agree are deluded or naive or just plain stubborn…. (To read the full article, click here: “Divine Grace Lifts Public Discourse”)