Chris sits down with Dr. Richard Land at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention.
At the 2019 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Los Angeles, I had a chance to sit down with Dr. Richard Land. Dr. Land is a man of the company line who mixes Republican thought with Christianity. At this interview, Dr. Land said (off mic) that the reason this generation struggles so much is that we are unwilling to see the issues of our time as black and white. Good vs. Evil.
I disagree. I think the opportunity our generation has is that we can finally think of this complex world as complex.
This mini-episode is just one of several meant to help sum up season 3 of Truce.
I just listened to this episode and was blown away by the honesty and integrity there. Thank you!
Thanks so much for saying so! The audio from my interview with Dr. Land was HARD for me to listen to. I really didn’t want to play the interview. But I’m glad I did. I really like how it came out. Godspeed!
Once again, Chris, nailed it!
Identifying all our own propensity to try and make sense out of the world around us by oversimplifying and boiling complex issues down to black and white is something I’ve experienced and, admittedly, have done many times.
I think we’re all guilty of jumping into issues with a desire to boil things down to a mentally manageable level. The problem I have is when I lock down my first impressions and won’t allow myself to progress beyond them no matter what kind of new evidence comes my way.
We need to make sense out of our world or we will go nuts. But, with the Spirit of God’s help and guidance, I think we all need to give ourselves a chance to take in enough diverse information to allow our two-dimensional suppositions to turn into fully-fleshed three-dimensional images that we can be open to love as God loves…
Thanks so much for the comment! There is just SO MUCH we adults are supposed to know just to survive from day to day. Retirement, how to raise kids, the right diet, how to pay bills, etc. Boiling things down to good guys and bad guys helps us to streamline that process. But it also gets us in real trouble. Godspeed!