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II Timothy 2:15


Opinions are valuable but no two people share every opinion. These days you’re fortunate if you can find others who share even some of your views. For our nation, cultures, and faiths to live in peace we have to find better ways to search for common values.

For this to happen, the first step is to ask ourselves what we believe and then challenge ourselves to sincerely ask why we believe as we do. 

The second step is to allow others to challenge our views. They may be right or they may be wrong. Either way we should respectfully hear each other out. Sometimes this will mean that we must be quiet, take a deep breath, and pause before we react. The views expressed in this blog are simply sketches of ideas. Respectful, considered, well-researched discussion may prove these views wrong. Again, it may prove them right. I’d love to hear from you.

It’s critically important to value and defend truth. We should seek justice. Knowledge is critical in the struggle for both. Sadly, our nation is divided into different universes of truth, justice, and knowledge. It’s essential