Carson has written again a short text that is good food for thopught.
Here is his conclusion, as a teaser:
In conclusion, I suppose the social preference I’m speaking to is largely reflective of these four quotes:
Your humility is revealed in how you treat those you disagree with. – Rick Warren
A lot of people today who have strong convictions are not very civil and a lot of people who are civil don’t have very strong convictions. What we really need is convicted civility. – Richard Mouw
Too often in life we proceed with a hermeneutic of self-assuredness and criticism of those for whom we disagree rather than a hermeneutic of self-criticism and grace for others. – Richard Mouw
One of the best contributions which Christian thought can make to the thought of the world is the repetition that life is complex. It is part of the Christian understanding of reality that all simplistic answers to basic questions are bound to be false. Over and over, the answer is both-and rather than either-or. – Elton Trueblood