The disaffection of some younger believers toward political action seems animated by two factors: the reality that more has not been accomplished, despite decades of evangelical political activism, and the perception that evangelical social conservatives are an angry and bumptious lot characterized more by enflamed rhetoric than compassion or effectiveness.
Sadly, my friend Rich Cizik is wrong, both about contraception and overpopulation.
There is another dimension, an ironic one, to all of this: the Obama administration’s antipathy to religious liberty as practiced and experienced historically here in our own country.1 comments
Peter Gomes, Harvard's longtime professor of Christian morals and preacher at its on-campus Memorial Church, died at 68 on February 28. An elegant writer and passionate preacher, he acknowledged in 1991 that he was a homosexual and spent much of the next two decades arguing that homosexuality is condemned in Scripture not because of divine revelation but cultural bigotry.Tags Homosexuality