Richard Beck (psychologist, writer) knows that we're not wired to befriend those who are radically different than us. Yet, he still thinks it's worth doing, especially if you're trying to follow Jesus.
He sat down to talk about why it's so easy to dehumanize others and how we can start to move against that tendency. He even helps prepare you for those contentious political discussions you're going to walk into over the holidays.
To dig deeper, check out Richard's latest book, Stranger God, as well as his past books Unclean and Reviving Old Scratch. You can also hear from him weekly at http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com.