Our church is gathering food baskets for twenty-four local families associated with Conejo Elementary School. What better way to celebrate this season of giving than by sharing our blessings with others? Please bring food items you've signed up for on November 18>
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Talking With People You Disagree With You’ve no doubt noticed that there’s a lot of disagreement between people in our world. This is not a new thing. But we do seem to be getting worse at handling disagreements. Here are ten questions to ask yourself if you would like to improve the quality of the conversations you are having with people you don’t agree with on politics, religion, or self-driving cars. My thanks to a podcast by Jared Byas for inspiring this article.
1) Am I having this conversation to be confirmed in my own beliefs or to sincerely seek the truth, wherever it leads?
2) Am I primarily focused on understanding another or being understood? Before you can say “I disagree,” you must be able to say, “I understand.”