Since we see now as through a glass dimly (1 Cor. 13:12), we must approach the Bible with critical realism. This approach honors the reality of truth, and yet also acknowledges the perspective that shapes our relationship with the truth. We are in desperate need of a prioritized theology. This is the ability to discern between ancient absolutes, community convictions, and personal perspectives.
Personal perspectives are the diverse views within a local church which we must live out by faith, while accepting each other with humility and love. Without a prioritized theology, we tend to treat all opinions as absolutes, creating unnecessary divisions and legalism, or we treat all things as perspectives, destroying the foundation for unity and accountability.