Ernie and David surprise themselves by agreeing how to work together to Love More Like Jesus
After a long and winding road, David and Ernie were able to affirm:
The most important thing is Loving More Like Jesus
The next important thing is tools to help us Love More Like Jesus
There aren't any great answers for what will do that
The best way to develop such tools is iterating around Revelation, Reason, and Experience
Ernie then shared his belief that hierarchical authority structures are fatally flawed because they discourage the very authenticity and humility necessary for growing in love. David conceded those problems, but challenged Ernie's exclusive focus on non-hierarchical alternatives. Surprisingly, Ernie conceded the point, perhaps because he was excited about exploring a new model (building on David's moderation last week), and didn't really care whether it was hierarchical or not.
In this model:
Ted is the Host, providing the Zoom and YouTube, plus the intro)
Ernie is the Creative, curating the content and shaping topics
David is the Moderator, ensuring everyone is heard and proposing topics
Intriguingly, this resembles the sort of Test-Driven Development both Ernie and David practice with software. And created a context where they were able to mutually affirm each other's value in this journey.