“Some misguided Christian leaders feel that they must preserve harmony at any cost, so they do everything possible to reduce friction. They should remember that there is no friction in a machine that has been shut down for the night. Turn off the power, and you will have no problem with moving parts. Also remember that there is a human society where there are no problems—the cemetery. The dead have no differences of opinion. They generate no heat, because they have no energy and no motion. But their penalty is sterility and complete lack of achievement.”
Today we get into a heated (ok, not really) discussion about this A.W. Tozer quote and argue (ok, chat) about how conflict is an often-avoided but mandatory component of every (living!) person’s life. Conflict is not a polarizing topic itself, but conflict is at the core of almost all polarizing topics.