"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!