“At its most profound level, [communication] is the giving of self in love” (Communio et Progressio, 11)
“To dialogue means to believe that the “other” has something worthwhile to say, and to entertain his or her point of view and perspective. Engaging in dialogue does not mean renouncing our own ideas and traditions, but the claim that they alone are valid or absolute.” (Pope Francis, 48th World Communications Day message)
Daily Theology’s goal is participation in and promotion of authentic conversation about “the role of theology in the daily life of the Body of Christ.” We hope our efforts here contribute to growth in charity, fostering of unity, and appreciation of diversity within this body.
Yet as we know, the Body of Christ is wounded, and conversation among its members always includes risk. We place our ideas, our interpretations, and our very selves at the hands of our conversation partners. We risk confusion, disagreement, even rebuke.
In order for conversation to be fruitful, this risk is necessary. We strive to offer thoughtful, challenging, and timely posts, and to engage others’ critical, incisive, and deliberate commentary. Through the regular practice of this conversation, we hope to leaven our work here with the virtues of charity, hospitality, and solidarity.
We invite our readers to join us in this conversation through substantive responses offered in good faith. We especially encourage dialogue that is critical and discloses alternative possibilities. The most helpful comments in advancing the discussion are those that respond in detail directly to the post itself.
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