Here’s a nice little article sharing a very similar story to my own. You learn a bunch of useful stuff and when you try to share it with others you suddenly find yourself hot under the collar. How is one to avoid that apparent inevitability? He shares some general guidelines from Greg Koukl’s Tactics, which are similar to what I lay out in Arguing with Friends.
My only clarification on his comments would be that I still believe we should avoid having these conversations online, if possible. If only we spent as much time in cafes as we do in discussion forums and twitter “debates.”