An Abrahamic community of respect

Bluffton College Faculty/Staff Retreat
morning meditation, 28 August 1997


Texts:
Deuteronomy 10:12-22
Romans 12:1-21

For background reading on the problems of community and respect today, see Benjamin R. Barber, “Jihad Vs. McWorld,” originally in the March 1992 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, or Barber’s 1996 book of the same name.

A community of respect….

A community … of … respect….

If we do not sense at least a little bit of tension in this phrase then we should. For authentic community and true respect may well depend on a creative tension between the two.

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