Christian Living

#STRask: Should I Pretend to Have a Greater Degree of Conviction Than I Actually Have?

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Published on 09/26/2022

Questions about whether we should pretend to have a greater degree of conviction than we actually have in order to make our arguments more persuasive and whether the uptick in violence is a purely spiritual problem or is also related to other ideologies and practices in our society.


  • Should I pretend to have a strong degree of conviction I do not actually have on a matter in order to make my arguments more persuasive?
  • Is the uptick in violence and brutality in our society a purely spiritual problem with purely spiritual solutions, or do psychology, sociology, criminology, etc. have something to contribute to the solution?