Accepting that there are different points of views is key to conflict resolution.
Matthew Lee Anderson unravels love, betrayal, friendship, and repentence as found in the rarely performed Shakespearean play Two Gentlemen of Verona.
"To proclaim 'Jesus is Lord!' is the greatest of all political claims," argues Joy Qualls. She comments on the present political climate and how we talk about politics and religion, considering a way to engage the political without fighting the culture war.
"Politics is regularly nasty. And in 2015-2016, presidential politics has been more nasty than usual. Furthermore, for a decade and more, political gridlock has prevented our nation from dealing effectively with many crucial problems. So how might Christians contribute to improving our situation?" Ronald J. Sider comments on biblical principles for loving, humble political engagement.
C.S. Lewis suggested that the nature of divine love is essentially and exclusively gift. Gift-love, Lewis thought, had nothing to do with the Need-love of his creation. Theologian Adam Johnson suggests three problems with this view: a problem of distance, a problem from Trinitarian interrelatedness, and a problem from God's enjoyment of creation.
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