Jesus

In Favor of Permeable Social Membranes

A friend referred me to this blog which talks about encountering awkward people graciously. Check it out. When we welcome the stranger, determine to be open-hearted people who let new people into our circles (formal or informal ones), we’re going to get stretched aren’t we… because not everybody comes packaged all socially adept, shiny and cool, gift-wrapped to our specifications.

The author takes a look at the sorts of social interactions Jesus had, accused as he often was of hanging out with all the wrong people (the sinners,

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I was wrong… nuancing the “for and against” issue

My last post was about how one way to avoid “us and them” thinking is to be FOR things and not AGAINST things. I made the point that when someone espouses a cause they care about, many people take the time and energy to knock down that same cause, and I don’t like that approach (personally or for SPACIOUS).

One reader, Sarah, replied to my blogpost via Facebook, saying, “…I do think there’s a difference between constructive criticism, which opens up the possiblity for growth,

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