jc discussion 2 200 words
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You have probably heard the phrase, “It’s not what you say but how you say it.” This statement contains a half truth, that is, how you say something matters. But so does what you say (the content). Conflict management requires a special talent in crafting and using the right words. This is especially true when it comes to sensitive topics such as sexual and gender identity, abuse in all its forms, immigration, and others. In order to connect with your audience, a certain level of understanding of your audiences’ culture and background will help immensely. This assignment allows you to critique the content of conflict management discourses and articulate your own strategic response.
- Watch the following videos:
- Tim Meuhlhoff: How to Have a Difficult Conversation
- Tim Meuhlhoff: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Truth and Love
- Discuss the following points related to this topic:
- Meuhlhoff provided several different biblical strategies for dealing with conflict. Pick two methods discussed by Meuhlhoff.
- Critique them on the basis of the theoretical information that you have learned in this course.
- You are trying to answer the question, “Do the biblical principles stand up against theoretical scrutiny?” Explain why or why not.