Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Ann Coulter is almost sexy, until she opens her mouth. Stop calling yourself conservative Ann! To be a conservative Christian has more to do with how you relate to others than it does where you stand on a couple select issues.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart.
At every opportunity, [the Christian Right] has told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design…
…But I'm hopeful because I think there's an awakening taking place in America. People are coming together around a simple truth – that we are all connected, that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper. And that it's not enough to just believe this – we have to do our part to make it a reality.
…[W]e all have it within our power to make this a better world. Because we all have the capacity to... to rise above what divides us and come together to meet those challenges we can't meet alone....So let's rededicate ourselves to a new kind of politics – a politics of conscience... [I]f we can embrace a common destiny – then I believe we'll not just help bring about a more hopeful day in
America, we'll not just be caring for our own souls, we'll be doing God's work here on Earth.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Here's an article about a new group called the "Red Letter Christians". This article was taken from sojo.net
Who We Are
The Red Letter Christians are a network of effective, progressive, Christian communicators urging an open, honest and public dialogue on issues of faith and politics. We believe and seek to put in to action the red letter words in the Holy Bible spoken by Jesus. The goal of the group is to advance the message that our faith cannot be reduced to only two hot button social issues - abortion and homosexuality. Fighting poverty, caring for the environment, advancing peace, promoting strong families, and supporting a consistent ethic of life are all critical moral and biblical values.
What We Are Doing
Across the nation, the thirst for biblical truth and justice is creating a movement of progressive ideas and voices. The Red Letter Christians, with their distinguishable faith backgrounds and biblical knowledge, are speaking out and leading this movement. Through their writing, visits to college campuses, sermons in churches, and media coverage, their Christian perspectives of compassion and justice are being heard by an ever-growing audience.
Why We Are Speaking Out
For decades, leaders of the Religious Right have attempted to convince Christians and the American public that people of faith and strong moral values have only one option when it comes to voting. This narrow view continues to overshadow the majority of Christians in America whose faith motivates them to care deeply about a range of ethics and values. Our nation is hungry for an open dialogue on moral values and its role in the public square. God is not a Republican or a Democrat, and candidates should be measured by examining an array of social and economic issues.
"Red Letter Christians" by Rev. Jim Wallis
"What's a 'Red-Letter Christian'?" by Rev. Tony Campolo