The bootcamp boys are back at it and this time talking about why it’s important to listen to people you may not agree with. Sit back, dial in and consider how you might stay faithful to scripture, challenged and learn a few things from those with whom you might have differing views.
Listen to and learn from people you don’t 100% agree with
1. You need to avoid living in an echo chamber – It will challenge your thinking
Learn how to eat the meat and spit out the bones
2. You can’t truly teach against something you don’t really understand
Daniel Dennett’s advice on this (from his 2013 work Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking): “You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, ‘Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.”
By restating someone’s arguments accurately you can honor them and show them respect without affirming or agreeing with them. Then they might actually listen to and want to fully understand your perspective
3. It will help you fall more in love with truth
4. It will give you a deeper understanding of what you believe and why
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