Open-mindedness seemed often related to being wishy-washy, watered down, or not grounded in one's beliefs.... But when we're close-minded or promote close-mindedness, it's because we stop trusting.
We can no longer choose ignorance. We can no longer take to cyberspace with our tough opinions and ideas and challenges while ignoring to minister to the actual people the issue affects on a personal level.
We’ve prided ourselves so much in our independence and freedom, we’ve completely lost the benefits of a certain level of appropriate dependence on others.
My pet peeve words for at least the past year (depending on the word) are “authentic,” “organic” and “missional.” These words have been excessively used to describe my generation - the millennials - when it comes to issues of spirituality and religion - particularly Christianity.