Bible and ethics
The Fire in Our Words: Blessing and Cursing in a Culture of Contempt
Responding to our current culture of conflict and contempt, this presentation offers a model for peaceable speech that includes confrontation as well as collaboration. Reconciling speech goes beyond the Greek model of civility rooted on rhetoric to incorporate a biblical vision of blessing grounded in wisdom. Such reconciling speech creates a path toward healing and hope by offering testimony, inviting repentance and accepting rejection.
Gerald J. Mast