The Crucial Step Often Missing from True Compromise

When it comes down to actually doing it, the devil is in the details. This seems to be the central challenge amid a lot of talk in Washington, D.C., these days about the importance of compromise as well as assurances on many sides that it is necessary and possible....

You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield coined the phrase, “You don’t have to be wrong for me to be right,” in his masterful book on radical inclusion. In Western culture, we have decided that the only way to solve complicated issues is through rigorous debate in...

How Churches Can Help Our Nation Embrace Civility

Last week’s election results are now clearer. The political extremes will likely be meaner. The political center will likely be thinner. The prospects for civility and the common good will likely be bleaker. The potential for positive church witness and work...