Thursday, June 14, 2007

When Christians argue

At Between Two Worlds - good advice for Christians [actually, for everyone] about how to engage in controversy, taken from "On the Ethics of Controversy" by Tom Wells:
  • show respect for the persons with whom you differ
  • give your opponent accurate definitions of your key ideas
  • when in doubt, put an orthodox construction on your opponent's words
  • suspect a man's judgment before you suspect his sincerity
  • be ready to believe that the truth is larger than you have understood it to be