Nov 14 2008
I never do this. I reserve this blog as pretty much a writing-only forum to showcase my work. However, this is a topic too big to ignore, and it is about time we stood up and said something.
As I don’t make regular posts, I rather doubt I have any regular readers, however, for those few who do follow this blog, this is what I’m thinking about right now. Let’s start with a column from noted Christian columnist Cal Thomas. You might be surprised at what he wrote.
Thirty years of trying to use government to stop abortion, preserve opposite-sex marriage, improve television and movie content and transform culture into the conservative Evangelical image has failed. The question now becomes: should conservative Christians redouble their efforts, contributing more millions to radio and TV preachers and activists, or would they be wise to try something else?
I opt for trying something else.
If results are what conservative Evangelicals want, they already have a model. It is contained in the life and commands of Jesus of Nazareth. Suppose millions of conservative Evangelicals engaged in an old and proven type of radical behavior. Suppose they followed the admonition of Jesus to “love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit those in prison and care for widows and orphans,” not as ends, as so many liberals do by using government, but as a means of demonstrating God’s love for the whole person in order that people might seek Him?