Sunday, January 21, 2007

Christian and moderate

PBS has an interesting story about Christian moderates. Here are a few comments by people in the article:

"I hope that we're not entering a time where Christians are interpreted as being evangelical Christians alone."

"We evangelicals can sometimes become too dogmatic and legalistic."

"It seems unlikely to me that God working in the world is delivering contradictory messages to me in my church and to the white evangelicals in their churches."


John said...

I think that it is telling that they chose Bob Edgar to represent 'moderate' Christians. Clearly, in this case, it's just a euphemism for 'liberal'.

Not that there's anything wrong with that. But let's call a spade a spade.

CBrulee said...

Perhaps "moderate" is an appropriate term if they meant to contrast him with extremists. We refer to Muslim extremists and moderates, after all. Extremes at either end of a spectrum can cause problems, mostly stemming from an inability to look through another's eyes. It's the height of conceit for any of us fallible humans to think that we have the only "right" answers.