We're talking more than ever. But we're losing the ability to talk about things that really matter. We live in an Argument Culture. But a simple concept of forming "loose connections" can help to make our most difficult disagreements more civil. Biola Comm Studies professor Tim Muehlhoff explains how.
"Hunted by sharks, baked by the sun, and fired-upon by enemy aircraft, Zamperini somehow survived in the face of danger—only to be captured and tortured in Japanese POW camps. His perseverance enabled him to survive these trials..."
"Truth is, grace confuses me more than just about anything. Why am I so perplexed by grace? I think of several reasons."
"Just as general humility involves being able to accurately see yourself as a limited being, intellectual humility involves accepting that your knowledge is limited and imperfect. For most people, acknowledging the limits to their insight is easy when it comes to issues that are of little importance, but more challenging when it comes to closely-held political, religious, or ethical values. It’s in the domain of strong convictions where intellectual humility is truly tested."
"Internet discourse tends to promote heat rather than light, polarization rather than genuine engagement."