SLICE: A Congregation of One

ByJill Carattini

"Is persuasion dead?" an editorialist asked recently, admitting he felt the signs were not good. And though his own editorializing was itself an attempt to persuade, he brought up a subject often recognized but unquestioned, seen but unseen: our capacity for selective hearing is gigantic. "Best-selling books reinforce what folks thought when they bought them. Talk radio and opinion journals preach to the converted… Politicos huddle with like-minded souls in opinion cocoons that seem impervious to facts." Persuasion seems to have been replaced with preaching to the choir, and we are all very particular about the choirs we want to listen to. The image may hit home, but it’s usually the home across the street we point at first.

Read the article: http://www.rzim.org/publications/slicetran.php?sliceid=956
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

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~ by thoughtcrime2 on August 8, 2005.

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