Sunday, September 25, 2011

Polemics as medicine, not food

Excerpt from Tim Keller's blog on the topic of Polemics:
"Polemics is medicine, not food. Without medicine we will surely die—we can’t live without it. This is why polemical theology must be a required part of every theological curriculum. Yet we cannot live on medicine. If you engage in polemics with relish and joy—if polemics takes up a significant percentage or even a majority of your time and energy—it is like trying to live on medicine alone. It won’t work for the church or for you."
Read the entire post here>>>

A couple of interesting things this quote brought to mind:
- Medicine can be addicting - so can engaging in polemics all the time
- Medicine heals and restores - so the goal of polemics is not to defeat and demoralize, but to restore and heal each other.

That's some pretty good medicine!

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