- The God of Truth is NOT afraid of our questions.
- Our God is God of the whole person: will, emotions, body, even our intellect.
- God is seriously committed to truth--whatever the cost...as His children, so should we be.
- Taking a person's questions seriously is an act of respect and love, even when they don't really take them seriously.
- Distortion, misrepresentation, or deception through omission are unethical.
- When we don't know the answer, we must say 'I do not know'...
- If a sincere question (as a felt need) comes our way, we should attempt to meet that need through answers, resources, or encouragement to patience.
- We are not allowed to be contentious or to argue for argument's sake.
- We should be changing the shape of eternity, one conversation at a time.
- Sometimes the best answer is silence.
- Prov. 18:13: "He who answers before listening -- that is his folly and his shame."
- "Slander" includes misrepresentation.
- Chronic ignorance can become irresponsibility, and chronic irresponsibly can become a moral failure.
- It is not a sin to have unanswered questions and agonizing doubts--you can raise more questions in 5 minutes than you can answer in 50 years!
- It is generally dishonest to reject a belief which you have N+1 arguments for, on the basis of only N arguments against (all argument weights being equal)...it is also somewhat foolish.
- Unanswered questions CAN be a source of emotional pain.
- This is NOT A GAME we're in.
I like this from a Christian Think-tank and aim, and yet I am conscious that I fail, to live up to its ideals
A Few Ethical Vectors for Christians:
Ordained Anglican. Thinking out loud about church.