How Do We Have Important Conversations? 4 Practical Tips
by Sean McDowell
We live in an angry and divided culture. This is true for politics, ethical issues, religion, and even sports. As a result, many people fear engaging others in meaningful conversations. We don’t want to get into unnecessary arguments, so we avoid the difficult issues.
In my experience, however, most people are willing to have important conversations when we approach them the right way. I have had wonderful dialogue with people on issues as divisive as race, abortion, and even politics. The simple principle is to treat people the way we would want them to treat us–the “Golden Rule.”
Yet in reality, this is often easier said than done. How do we put the Golden Rule in practice? Yesterday pastor and apologist Mike Sherrard gave a wonderful presentation at the Christian school my kids attend (and where I teach part-time). He gave four simple, yet powerful points…