All due respect | The Christian Century
This past Sunday, I preached a sermon on Romans 10 in which I quoted the late Krister Stendahl, who talked about cultivating "holy envy" in interfaith conversations. I said that we aren't all the same, but we have something to learn even from those with whom we disagree. In the piece I just read in The Christian Century, Volf says we are called to "honor everyone" and reminds us that honor isn't merely not demeaning, or tolerating...but something more than that. I agree. As we prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11, these thoughts are occupying my head and my heart.