Posts Tagged: cultural tolerance

Cultural Tolerance Fails Us

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Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, the latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post, let’s look at the word “tolerance,” and whether society pushes its intended meaning.  Tolerance, traditionally, is defined as respectfully acknowledging another’s subjective beliefs and opinions — without endorsing or accepting them. As… Read more »

Filling Our Three Deepest Needs in 2017

Filling our deepest needs in 2017

Are Our Deepest Needs Fillable?   As New Year’s Eve approaches, many of us feel the weight of expected self-reflection and new year resolutions. What’s going right in our lives? What needs to be tweaked? What’s definitely not working? Do we have the friends we want? The significant other we crave? The prestige and financial success we’ve decided we deserve? What… Read more »

Cultural tolerance Wrap-Up: What Have We Learned?

With this, our thirtieth blog post on the topic of cultural tolerance, we conclude our series based on the book The Beauty of Intolerance. As Top Ten lists are so popular, let’s use that format to remind ourselves of some of the important things we’ve learned about cultural tolerance together over the last six months. If this series has been… Read more »

Youth Morality: Cultural Tolerance and the Classroom

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Christian Youth Morality Affected More by the Classroom or Parents? It’s not that our kids are rejecting Christianity, it’s that they have been influenced to define it according to their cultural setting. They are putting together their own religious canon in a smorgasbord style. Led to believe that it is better to pick and choose from… Read more »

Loving: Cultural Tolerance and the Church

Is the Church loving, if it overlooks sin?  So last week I wrote about a university president who had to remind one of his students that if he felt guilt over a chapel message about loving others, the appropriate response was not to complain that the message made him squirm in his seat. “We don’t believe that… Read more »

Religious Freedom: Still an American Hallmark?

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Religious Freedom + Cultural Tolerance = ? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. When the First Amendment… Read more »

Judge Not, When it Comes to Cultural Tolerance?

Did Jesus Say Judge Not? That is the Question. If cultural tolerance has a theme verse, it’s Matthew 7:11: “Judge not, that you be not judged.” That verse, by the way, is one of most commonly misused verses in the Bible. Christians and non-Christians alike often take it out of context. “Sure,” they say, “scripture… Read more »