In which we discuss the necessity of extending charity to each other in our conversations, especially conversations on controversial issues. Springboarding from public/internet reactions to Christian musician Michael Gungor’s discussion of his views on Genesis, we talk about the necessity of charity, Chris’ Rules for Argument, the importance of taking a long-term view on friendship and persuasion, and what to do in the face of serious disagreement about important issues.
- Intro (2:06)
- Act Like Grownups (2:06–6:15)
- Rules 0 and 1 (6:15–15:55)
- But We Still Disagree (15:55–23:58)
- Calling People on the Carpet (23:58–30:50)
- Conclusion (30:50–31:45)
- “Perfect World”, from I, by Americano: used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho: designed to make your ears giddy.
- “What Do We Believe?” – Michael Gungor’s original blog post
- “Gungor drifts from biblical orthodoxy” – Jeff Kock at World Magazine
- “I’m With You” – a follow-up blog post by Michael Gungor
- “I’m With You (Part 2)” – more follow-up by Michael Gungor
- “Why Are People So Upset About What Gungor Said?” – Aaron Ross at Relevant
- Chris’ blog post on the young Earth/old Earth controversy
- “Duty Calls” – the “obligatory XKCD” (“Someone is wrong on the internet.”)
- Episode 0.03: Echo Chamber – in which we talked about Ken Ham, Bill Nye, culture wars, and the importance of wisdom in knowing how to engage appropriate in a given context