Several days ago, I posted an article entitled, “Voices in the Static: When a Witch and a Christian Sit Down to Talk.” Much to my pleasant surprise, many of you responded positively to the exchange, and even took the time to ask some really thoughtful, engaging questions. Even more surprising, however, were the events of this morning. When Kendra dropped me a note to ask me how I thought the conversation was progressing in the comments beneath the original post, a new, and even more penetrating conversation emerged.
So, once again, I am inviting you to sit in on a dialog between Kendra and myself. But before I bring you into that exchange, I want to openly affirm my friend. As you will see, the issues we discussed this morning had the potential to be even more inflammatory than subjects we discussed in the first post. But true to form, she never once blinked; and instead, committed herself to an honest and open exploration of the similarities and differences in how we see the world. And thus, regardless of whether you agree with her worldview or disagree with it, one cannot help but feel a sense of admiration for her integrity and personal strength of character. Won’t you please join me in once again welcoming my friend, Kendra Williams.
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Hey Scott, so have you been pleased with the responses so far?
I have. How about you?
Yes. I think it’s been a good thing. It’s refreshing that we can have this dialogue and not have it turn into the flame wars that can often happen online. Read the rest of this entry »