Can We Break Out of Our Echo Chambers?

As the story goes, during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was asked if God was on his side. He replied, "Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."

What about us? When it comes to the pressing social and moral and cultural and spiritual issues of our day, are we on God's side?

It's easy to be partisan and to live in an echo chamber of affirmation. It's easy to preach to the choir and be invigorated by the choir's hearty "Amen." But are we really searching out these issues? Are we allowing our views to be challenged? Can we even articulate the arguments of those who differ with us? Are we seeking God's perfect perspective? If not, what makes us so sure?

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