A few months back I interviewed Karen Prior Swallow on her terrific Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me. You can read it below in case you missed it.
The interview got picked up by bloggers who typically have different views on theology. It was gratifying to see. Perhaps literature can provide a less combative place than theology to discuss serious issues!
Theology, of course, is indispensable. But if you want to discuss an issue Christians disagree about you may also want to consider picking up a good piece of literature along with your theology book. So Great Expectations for contentment, The Scarlet Letter on sin, and how about Moby Dick for all kinds of issues, including a discussion about the sovereignty of God and “free will” of human beings? Even with using literature that last one may still get a bit heated!