When it comes to theology, we should hold strongly to our views and even defend them, but at the same time hold those views in humility. God’s truth is inerrant, but our understanding of it is not. Yes, some views are based on ignorance, emotion and/or sloppy scholarship. But we shouldn’t broadbrush all opposing views as originating this way.
…I see one of the greatest problems in Christianity not as being different viewpoints, but the fact that people don’t understand differing viewpoints and how such conclusions are reached. We can better understand and defend our own positions when we truly understand our opponents.
The controversial (yes, the sometimes irascible) “Realist” a regular poster on Mark Tabladillo’s Jesus Loves Fellowship message board giving his modern day rendition of “in essentials, unity; in non-essentials liberty and in all things charity” when it comes to studying and understanding Christian theology. May he take his own advice when it is warranted.