A few days ago, wicked smart guy Nate Silver on 538 (a statistics and polling site for the 2008 election) has wandered into philosophy as he distinguishes between two different forms of progressivism: rational progressives who favor incremental change through reform, and radical progressives who favor the swifter change of revolution. Check it out:
While I take issue with some of the dichotomies and stereotypes in general, this serves as a helpful building block for discussion. Of course Silver is talking about progressive philosophies primarily in politics, but I can see parallels in churches too.
So, time for a mini-series! I will be talking about it for the rest of this week, so whether you want to better see which type of progressive you are, or are looking to not categorize your progressive friends into one big pot…check back this week!
But in the meantime, initial thoughts on this chart? What sticks, and what stinks? Post in the comments or on Google Friend Connect at the bottom of the page!