Yesterday I was a participant in a day conference reflecting on Christian unity at which the keynote speaker was Rev Malcolm Duncan. Whilst the material shared was familiar, for me at least, it was a good reminder of important practices in learning to disagree well. I don't agree with Malcolm Duncan on everything, and disagree on some major topics, but admire his honesty and openness in modelling relationship with those he disagrees with.
Today I will be hosting some US students in a day exploring some stuff around faith and politics, faith and social action, faith and contemporary issues. I'm really blessed to have three Baptists offering input to this day, and at least one C of S colleague attending. We don't all agree on everything, except the fact that faith matters, and relating faith to life matters. My speakers have diverse theological and political views and I am confident that they will model disagreeing well.
I'll be using material from JPIT and Christians in Politics to reflect at the end of the day (including a prayer that I just might have written!!)