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The Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 3: What Do You Mean, “Open,” Rob?

Rob is desperately trying to help us get past the false dichotomy of head and heart. Did you know that the head is part of the body? Did you know that the heart is part of the body? It's rather difficult to think without the heart and to feel without the brain. There are some basic biological principles at work here that are hard to deny. Yet, we are quick to take up these dichotomies. Rob is trying to help us gather the shards of centuries of debate and offer us a holistic Christian vision of what it means to be in this world. He's asking for a little humility. He's asking for a little poetic imagination. He's asking for some curiosity.

David Brooks: The Science of Modeling Political Humility

David Brooks is one of the more controversial New York Times columnists. I frequently see posts from my Facebook friends condemning his recent articles. But what I find fascinating about Brooks is that the condemnations come from both sides of the political aisle – conservatives think he is too liberal and liberals think he is too conservative. It’s not that he refuses to take a political position on issues; it’s that he knows that our political situation is more complicated than simply taking positions on issues.