Some themes I keep returning to on my blog are dialogue and communion.
Just today, in response to reading a post on an old friend’s blog, I wrote this:
Having grown up in a large and diverse family, I’ve given a bit of thought to how one might survive and maybe even thrive in the face of diverse and sometimes opposing points of view.
Proselytism is a dead end if we really respect the freedom of the other person. A mushy relativism is also a false response, I think, unless we’re satisfied with just being insulated from each other.
On my own blog I keep approaching the question from this point of view: what does it mean to have an authentic dialogue? I’ve had conversations with some who were up to the challenge (see here and here for examples), and with others who were not.
Of course, I’m approaching the question from a religious point of view, but maybe it will spark some ideas for you. I do believe that dialogue is a gift and responsibility, because we are entrusted to one another.