Bridging the Gap

I just started following a blog called The Truth of the Matter. The author’s ideas and writing stood out immediately to me as it is all quite thought provoking and eloquent. I have been enjoying a series of posts he has been writing called “Bridging the Gap,” which answers difficult questions and offers valuable insight regarding faith and practice. I found this first post in his series to be very compelling. It discusses the importance of honest and open dialogue, as well as the importance of truth. Such a good read! I encourage others to check it out!

The Truth of the Matter


There is a problem in our Western culture that doesn’t appear to be getting better. The practice of open and honest dialogue is slowly disappearing. Too often we selfishly preserve our beliefs by shutting down the dialogue that we wish to avoid. We react before thinking. We assume first and ask questions later. We assert our view before considering another. We make others hear us before we will listen. I’m sure that at some point we all have been guilty of this. But when we do this, we choose to keep the door to our echo chamber closed.

Let’s Talk…

This conversational deficit not only creates more walls that divide our already divided society, but it also diminishes opportunities for honest dialogue to occur. That would include discussing some of the most important questions to consider in this life: Why am I here? Who am I? What is the meaning…

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