Ancient writers as well as contemporary authors have grappled with understanding why people resist truth. Their range of suggestions is immense. Continue reading “Resisting truth”
We have thoughts and feelings about people who stick their noses into our business to tell us what to do and how to do it. Resistance can immediately build, especially if we don’t like the advice.
Most of us are experts at diminishing and deflecting an unwanted intruder’s input. “My life is my own business.” “Why should I care what you think.” As though we are covered with a teflon coating, disagreeable words simply slide away from securing a foothold.
Considering how people commonly reject unpleasant ideas, perhaps contemporary Christians should pay close attention to Paul, if we wish to influence society. After all, his writings successfully influenced Western Civilization for centuries. Continue reading “Changing community”