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Brian Stoffregen

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Re: Role of Disagreement in the Church
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2007, 04:19:27 PM »
I'm sure Arians everywhere are breathing a disappointed sigh at your untimely birth, especially with your Myers-Briggs training.  If only you'd been at Nicea in 325 you'd have set us all right in discerning the difference between an a-hole and a load of crap.
Well, we aren't living in Nicea in 325. We have to discern whether someone is an a-hole or a load of crap. Whether the people are part of the body of Christ or need to be expunged from the body. I think that this distinction needs to be in the minds of those who are disagreeing with others. We need to ask ourselves: "Do I believe that the other person is part of the body of Christ or not?"
"The church ... had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]