Convenient arguments and Compartmentalized thinking

In the midst of crisis, it is easy to fall prey to convenient arguments and compartmentalized thinking.

Convenient arguments are ones that are simplistic and short term. They are incapable of withstanding any scrutiny and are designed to make a quick point that supports one’s current opinion. But they are weak. They are weak enough to allow the one using them to drop the argument at a moment’s notice in order to take up the complete opposite argument when it is convenient. The problem lies in what is argued. Too often, arguing with someone…

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My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.