Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Good piece by M. Volf in The Christian Century

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.

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