Next Time, Ask Them How Their Policy Works (& Watch Them Become More Malleable)

Have you ever tried to get to bottom of why someone believes “A” over “B” and it just turns into a big mess? They get emotionally charged, and won’t listen to a lick of criticism from you. Their eyes gloss over, their head shakes back and forth, and they get really expressive. Conversation, over. Now […]

Don’t Be All Mouth & No Ears (Pointers On Political Communication)

What goes on in your head when someone’s talking? Are you digesting what they’re saying? Are you processing what they’re saying, trying to understand the nuances? Are you getting their point? Or, are you collecting your thoughts until it’s your time to talk? Honestly, I’m sure we both do the latter. It’s easier to be […]

How to Lessen the Fear & Make Running Into Disagreement Worthwhile

“They’re a rather boisterous group.” That was my wing-mate’s description of the small Theonomist contingent on campus. It was my first semester at college. My first week. And I was already getting a lay of the college’s political landscape. I’m a political junkie. So it’s no surprise that I asked about the political makeup of […]

The Power of Discussion

Camping trips are some of the best times to have deep conversations on topics that you wouldn’t have otherwise. It’s like the environment is structured to encourage such conservations. You’re sitting around a fire with four to six other friends. It’s relaxing. It’s calming. There’s no distractions to provide an easy escape route for the […]

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