Welcome to The Scalpel, a program series where ideas are dissected, not people.

This series is hosted by Jim Schultz, husband, father, and Pastor at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Brookings-Harbor, Oregon. The Scalpel is a show that endeavors to practice discernment, the definition for which is inspired by Charles Spurgeon: “Discernment is not the ability to know the difference between true and false, but true and almost true.

In this episode, Pastor Schultz discusses civility: respectful, civil dialogue with those you disagree with – even about important things. This lays the groundwork for what The Scalpel is all about.

Tune in, and for those who are interested in learning more, the resources referenced below are provided for your edification.

Republican National Committee, 2016 RNC Platform.
Democratic National Committee, 2016 DNC Platform.

National Institute for Civil Discourse, Standards of Conduct.
Oxford Living Dictionary, Definition of Tolerance.

Host: Pastor Jim Schultz; Producer: Dane Tippman; Recording Tech: Dane Tippman; Sound Editor: Dane Tippman; Episode Art: Vicki McRoberts


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Intro and end music:Motherlode, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.