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Theology and the random comment

Theology and the random comment

The Rev. Canon Susan Russell, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, CA, reflects on the power of online comments at Huffington Post:

And I’ve been thinking ever since about the power of a random comment

on a blog post to engender what resulted in an exercise in public theology — giving me the chance to think through “what did I mean by the comment I posted?” and inviting my correspondent to hear a perspective different than her own.

And it’s gotten me wondering about the ways and times and places we all can benefit from asking questions of those with whom we differ — like my email correspondent did — and also about challenging ourselves to respond to those who question us as a way of building bridges of understanding across those differences. An email at a time.

A conversation at a time. An inch at a time.


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