How to Talk about Elephants 2018 [2.1]: Selective Inclusion or Radical Grace
“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counsellor?” Romans 11:34
It has been said that the cleverest trick our minds play on us is not giving us blind spots, but convincing us that we don’t have any. Our world of difficult discourse and toxic debate shows that us humans are often really bad at seeing things from someone else’s point of view. And we’re terrible at imagining that we might be wrong. As Noam Chomsky points out, the modern approach to disagreement is often to shriek, rant, and slander.
However, as Paul noted in Romans, God is a little different from us and wants to call us to a different way of life, which, in turn, needs a different way of talking to one another. So we return to our series about talking. We keep coming back here because as a community we are committed to speaking the truth, not in a way that punishes, but in a way that invites us into relationship.
series text: Romans 9–11