should we or should we not?
As Christians we would want to connect with people on a more personal level to develop a friendship and a connection with that person. But we must ask ourselves how much should we connect with them on their basis and how much is too much when it comes to contextualize with unsaved people. Should we learn and become their culture or should they learn about the Christian way of life and try to live life as we try to do on a daily basis. Where do we draw the line of when to stop? Obviously both sides can not be that extreme and both sides should give in some and meet at a middle ground but where is the middle ground and is it a stable middle or can it be shafted based on where you are and the people you are trying to reach.
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In his final years, Martin Luther King, Jr. become increasingly focused on the problem of poverty in America.
- Despite being widely known for his leadership role in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. also played a central role in organizing the Poor People's Campaign of 1968.
- The campaign was one of the first to demand a guaranteed income for all poor families in America.
- Today, the idea of a universal basic income is increasingly popular, and King's arguments in support of the policy still make a good case some 50 years later.
10 of the most sandbagging, red-herring, and effective logical fallacies.
- Many an otherwise-worthwhile argument has been derailed by logical fallacies.
- Sometimes these fallacies are deliberate tricks, and sometimes just bad reasoning.
- Avoiding these traps makes disgreeing so much better.
For Damien Echols, tattoos are part of his existential armor.
- In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin.
- This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and objects that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans.
- Echols believes that all places are imbued with divinity: "If you interact with New York City as if there's an intelligence behind... then it will behave towards you the same way."
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