Browsing All Posts filed under »Reconciliation«

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

September 3, 2018

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Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means Cleveland has been writing and speaking about this issue for over five years. Along with […]

Talking Across The Divide | Review & Notes

August 18, 2018

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Justin Lee. Talking Across The Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World. Tarcher Perigee, 2018. (259 pages) geekyjustin.com/tatd/; Penguin Random House publisher page REVIEW Oh how I wish that everyone who thinks arguing anything and everything online is a good idea would read this book. It could save […]

What Is A Better Argument? | Reflections & Notes

June 29, 2018

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Reflections I am deeply concerned for this moment in our nation’s history for numerous reasons, including–but not limited to–losing our moral center, damaging any credibility and trust we have established in the world, prioritizing short-term power at the cost of long-term virtues, valuing ignorance, disdaining wisdom, and embracing the blindness of mutual contempt. Our public […]

I’m Still Here | Review & Notes

May 22, 2018

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Austin Channing Brown. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness. Convergent Books, 2018. (185 pages) Austin Channing Brown: White people are ‘exhausting’, by Emily McFarlan Miller of Religion New Service; Book Review by Shannon Whitehead of The Witness; A Conversation with Austin Channing Brown by Dianca Potts of Signature. REVIEW Go buy and […]

TED | Thordis Elva & Tom Stanger: Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation

February 7, 2017

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[This talk contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual violence Viewer discretion is advised] 0:15 Tom Stranger: In 1996, when I was 18 years old, I had the golden opportunity to go on an international exchange program. Ironically I’m an Australian who prefers proper icy cold weather, so I was both excited and tearful when […]

TED | Robb Willer: How To Have Better Political Conversations

February 7, 2017

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So you probably have the sense, as most people do, that polarization is getting worse in our country, that the divide between the left and the right is as bad as it’s been in really any of our lifetimes. But you might also reasonably wonder if research backs up your intuition. And in a nutshell, […]

Michelle Higgins: Seeing Past the Color Line in the Bay Area | Notes

November 12, 2016

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The following are a few notes from a talk that Michelle gave at the University of AME Zion church in Palo Alto, November 12, 2016 hosted by TBC. You can see her talk here, read her CT article here, and watch her 2015 Urbana talk here. I’m not asking you to come along with me. […]