Insight: It’s all Relative…sort of

There is a notion afoot: truth is relative.

Well, this is a false claim.  What is relative?  Significance–the meanings we attach to truth–is relative.  In the appendix of his book, Christianity with Power, Charles Kraft says,

meanings lie in people, not in the external world nor in language, gestures, writing, or any of the other symbols we use to describe and discuss our perceptions of that world. (p. 191)

Why is this important?  To know meaning is to know persons and a people.  If we seek to have real relationships and communication, then we must seek to understand the meanings invested in things and the symbols used to communicate those things.  To do so with grace requires that we place truth-evaluation after understanding.

About Laura

My name is Laura and I am on a journey, pondering the implications of God's glorious design of humanity and integrating every aspects of this design into a description of whole life health.
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