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Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:54 am
toastchee
 
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This is incredibly interesting. I haven't even read the whole thing yet.

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15052_1.html

From what I can tell, it shares a lot in common with the emergent Church movement.

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Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:29 pm
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Thanks for the article. This article reminds me that I'm not a freak. Or at least not the only freak.

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Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:31 pm
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The post above is mine. I forgot to log in.

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Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:29 pm
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this is a truely wonderful article. everyone in the forum should read it. it's pretty long so here's some quotes :

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It’s just that Christians need to be considering other issues beside abortion and homosexuality. These are important issues, but isn’t poverty an issue? When you pass a bill of tax reform that not only gives the upper five percent most of the benefits, leaving very little behind for the rest of us, you have to ask some very serious questions. When that results in 300,000 slots for children's afterschool tutoring in poor neighborhoods being cut from the budget. When one and a half billion dollars is cut from the "No Child Left Behind" program.


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In short, I think that evangelicals are so concerned with the unborn—as we should be—that we have failed to pay enough attention to the born—to those children who do live and who are being left behind by a system that has gone in favor of corporate interests and big money.


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And we would also point out that the evangelical community has become so pro-Israel that it is forgotten that God loves Palestinians every bit as much. And that a significant proportion of the Palestinian community is Christian


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In the book, I take issue, for instance, with the increasing tendency in the evangelical community to bar women from key leadership roles in the church. Over the last few years, the Southern Baptist Convention has taken away the right of women to be ordained to ministry. There were women that were ordained to ministry—their ordinations have been negated and women are told that this is not a place for them.


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We ought to get out of the judging business. We should leave it up to God to determine who belongs in one arena or another when it comes to eternity. What we are obligated to do is to tell people about Jesus and that’s what I do. I try to do it every day of my life.


he says a lot of relevant things. these are some that stuck out to me. read it.

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Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:36 pm
noir
 
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this is a truely wonderful article. everyone in the forum should read it. it's pretty long so here's some quotes :


Quote:
It’s just that Christians need to be considering other issues beside abortion and homosexuality. These are important issues, but isn’t poverty an issue? When you pass a bill of tax reform that not only gives the upper five percent most of the benefits, leaving very little behind for the rest of us, you have to ask some very serious questions. When that results in 300,000 slots for children's afterschool tutoring in poor neighborhoods being cut from the budget. When one and a half billion dollars is cut from the "No Child Left Behind" program.


Quote:
In short, I think that evangelicals are so concerned with the unborn—as we should be—that we have failed to pay enough attention to the born—to those children who do live and who are being left behind by a system that has gone in favor of corporate interests and big money.


Quote:
And we would also point out that the evangelical community has become so pro-Israel that it is forgotten that God loves Palestinians every bit as much. And that a significant proportion of the Palestinian community is Christian


Quote:
In the book, I take issue, for instance, with the increasing tendency in the evangelical community to bar women from key leadership roles in the church. Over the last few years, the Southern Baptist Convention has taken away the right of women to be ordained to ministry. There were women that were ordained to ministry—their ordinations have been negated and women are told that this is not a place for them.


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We ought to get out of the judging business. We should leave it up to God to determine who belongs in one arena or another when it comes to eternity. What we are obligated to do is to tell people about Jesus and that’s what I do. I try to do it every day of my life.



he says a lot of relevant things. these are some that stuck out to me. read it.

this article also relates to the "voting for God" topic in this forum. he sees that republicans and democrats are both doing wrong. he sees the opportunity for christians to particularly speak out and try to change the republican party because it relies on 83% of the christian vote. if you are a republican (i'm not), or democrat, you should not let the "republican christian-right" to speak for you. we should all demand change.

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