“If you identify yourself as a Christian, you may get stuck with a label that describes you as harsh and offensive and when you try to stand up for your faith you will be told to sit down. It can come as a shock that people find your belief so corrosive, but the source of the problem is the cornerstone of Christian faith: you claim to know the truth. To say your understanding of the world is absolutely true means you believe you are right and everyone who disagrees with you is wrong. This is currently viewed as the ultimate statement of arrogance. People are permitted to say they know what is true for them, but no one dare say they know what is true for everyone.” — Alex McLellan. A Jigsaw Guide to Making Sense of the World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013, 54-55.
Discussion question from the end of Chapter 2: “Have you encountered people who are uncomfortable with anyone claiming to know the truth? If so, how could you help steer them in the right direction?” (53) [Read more…] about A Jigsaw Guide to Making Sense of the World III