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The Tolerance of Intolerance

The Intolerance of Tolerance?!?

Now you’d think that tolerance would be. . . . well. . . . tolerant.  But one author has written about The Intolerance of Tolerance.  That’s the title of a recent book by D.A. Carson.[1]  I had the opportunity to interview him on this topic for a recent President’s Forum at RTS Orlando. "The intolerance of tolerance?!"   According to Carson, there are forces at work in Western culture which are changing the way we think about tolerance. These days, he notes, tolerance occupies a very high … Read More...

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