Saturday, May 31, 2008

Which Jesus?

Michael Gerson published an interesting essay in The Washington Post on Friday, May 30, 2008.

Check out "The Libertarian Jesus" at:

Let me know what you think.



Anonymous said...

This was a thought provoking article that seemed to advocate a middle ground. I think that we continue to need a safety net, but I just see government getting bigger and bigger regardless of which party is in the White House or controls Congress. Right now we are spending money we don't have on things that seem to be way out of the scope of the founding fathers ideal for this nation. I totally agree with the author that there are some things that private money will never be able to do, but then you start getting to the larger question of just what is the role of government. I would love to hear from others. I am not as well versed as so many who post here so I hope I will from some of them.

R Corum

Anonymous said...

Gerson makes some interesting points, But Christ is apolitical. Pushing a political agenda through a liberation philosophy does a great deal of harm as it perverts the scriptures and will eventually lead to a spiritual void for its practitioners.

Larry James said...

Anon, 7:44 pm, thanks for taking the time to read Gerson's comments. No one is "pushing" anything. But, I think we need to see and understand the perspectives of people who have lived with oppression and disadvantage all of their lives. I preached in a predominately black church tonight. Great faith and great hope mixed with a very real experience of poverty, pain and exclusion. These people have their vision locked in to the next world, but their feet planted firmly in this world where they are responding to a call to be involved in making this world and their part of this city better for those who have been left out and behind. They suffer from no "spiritual void," something that I suspect is the invention of middle class believers who have no understanding or experience with racism, poverty or oppression.