Conversations like these are important to be because at heart, I’m a peacemaker. I know there comes a point, as Jesus said, where its time to bring a sword and not peace. Yet I want to be optimistic in my outlook of humanity, whether or not that’s entirely realistic. My hopes are that through dialogue through conversations employ our reason, our empathy, and by God’s grace the Holy Spirit there might be some who can cross the divide of prejudice, patriarchy, and pride. So as your listening to this program I hope you can find tools that you can use for your next HARD conversation, the ones where you’re uncomfortable and you break social decorum.
Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussions. This week we are continuing our talk with Dr. Ante Jeroncic professor of Ethics at Andrews University on the art of dialogue. Today we are exploring some of the tools we can use when approaching difficult conversations as well as the point at which dialogue on an issue of justice is no longer productive or helpful. You can follow Dr. Jeroncic on Instagram @ jeroncic.ante or you can subscribe to his new Youtube Channel Artis Vivendi: Ante Jeroncic. We want to thank the Adventist Learning Community for making this program possible. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube, be sure to find us at the handle @adventnext. I’m your host Kendra Arsenault and this is Advent Next.