A logic puzzle:
What would you think if someone told you the following?
- I follow the Koran.
- The Koran tells me to lie, cheat, steal and kill in order to conquer you.
- I don’t want to do any of that.
What is the status of such a claim?
A Christian is a worker and a servant. Here are six biblical exhortations to serve. Like the servants in the parable of the talents, we work to share in our master’s blessings!
1. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works… that we should walk in them (Eph 2:10).
America has not responded to ISIS.
This moral failure proceeds from America’s inability to recognize the objectivity of morality. Our response amounts to the conclusion: there is no right response, or if there be a right response, there is no way to know it.
“Don’t Make It Painful”
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
An online discussion is like a party or a game. People come because they want to have fun, grow, and learn about others. It takes courage to put oneself out there. It is a risk to one’s pride. That is the cost of playing.
Try to keep the entry cost low.
Otherwise people won’t want to play. Your words will either bring people in or push them out. If you want your ideas to be heard, you can’t push people away.