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Immodest Speech:

Speaking the Truth in Love

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The spirit of our age is very unfriendly towards dogmatic people. Folk whose opinions are clearly formulated and strongly held are not popular. A person of conviction, however intelligent, sincere and humble he may be, will be fortunate if he escapes the charge of being a bigot. Nowadays the really great mind is thought to be both broad and open-broad enough to absorb every fresh idea which is presented to it, and open enough to go on doing so ad infinitum.


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1 [ Back ] This article is an edited form of the chapter "A Defense of Theological Definition" in Christ the Controversialist. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press.


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Issue: "That Word Above All Earthly Powers: PREACHING" Nov./Dec. 2000 Vol. 9 No. 6 Page number(s): 39-40

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