In the Apostle Paul’s words, we should “[speak] the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15). Many of us are good at doing one (i.e., speaking the truth) or the other (i.e., speaking in love). But few of us excel at doing both at the same time. I argue that this “Ephesians 4:15 Rule” is relevant to the many contemporary political debates that revolve around the concept of political correctness and push us into joining one or the other extreme ideological camp. In this essay, I lay out my Socratic approach to explaining to students what I take to be the proper approach to this somewhat elusive concept.
Azarvan, A. (2021). The Ephesians 4:15 rule: A Socratic approach to political correctness. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education, 11(1), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.31380/sotlched.11.1.9