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In the past I have decried the demise of civil discourse in our society and to a degree within our churches. Polarization, hardening of positions, and silo thinking have come to dominate. The term compromise has become synonymous with weakness. I applaud a person with deep and abiding conviction, and indeed think we who call ourselves ‘people of the Book’ should be people of conviction; but we are still human, here are some thoughts as to why compromise has declined. 1) We have ceased to teach critical thinking skills such as: consideration of others’ perspectives; allowing new ideas to simmer and slowly be shaped instead of thinking any newly concocted thought is instantly complete; basic

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