I had the opportunity to be on the UMC podcast Get Your Spirit In Shape.
My interview is Ep. 43 called Disagreeing Well.
It’s no secret that people disagree, sometimes vehemently. When our opinions match, it is easy to have a conversation. When we are on opposite sides of an issue, talking can be far more challenging, but often more fruitful. In a time when opinions are strong in both our public and church lives, learning to disagree well is important.
To learn some techniques for disagreeing well, we talked with the Rev. Bo Sanders, a United Methodist pastor who leads his congregation in weekly conversations about a variety of topics. Bo shares great tips for getting out of our “echo chambers,” and learning to listen and talk to those with whom we disagree.
I would love to hear your thoughts, questions, and concerns.
You might also like to hear the background thinking behind Interactive Church http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/interactive-church/ on our VHUMC podcast.
Please share these with your friends – we are trying to starter a larger conversation!