Larry, this organization "Sojourners" is another whacked out left wing liberation theology group. Hardly anything I would associate with.
Anon, obviously you have no idea what Larry's opinions on liberation theology are... or better yet, I think you do know his opinions on liberation theology.
Anon 9:17 and 9:50, you leave me wondering what your reaction to Shane Claiborne's interview might be. It appears you didn't watch it. Claiborne is the author of two recent, best-selling books among Evangelicals.What is amazing to me how you resort to code words to castigate those with whom you disagree. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine, is an Evangelical Christian who has been living and working in inner city Washington, DC for over 30 years with and among the poor there. He is pro-life and he believes that our society ought to come together to battle poverty and to reduce it significantly. He is a best-selling author and a superb Christian leader who cannot be dismissed so easily as you appear to think possible. He has served as a faithful and courageous advocate for the poor, the marginalized and the left out throughout his ministry. He is consulted by political leaders from both parties, including our President and his administration. He understands that authentic faith is linked to one's response to the poor both in the world and in this nation. Just one question: Have either of you ever read Sojourners magazine? Have you ever read anything Jim Wallis wrote? Forgive my impatience, but your reactions here don't advance the discussion we're tryiing to host. It would also be useful, especially in view of the quality of your remarks, if you would identify yourselves.
Anon 9:50 here. I was trying to call out 9:17 for his flippant remarks about liberation theology, because I'm sure he/she has seen you discuss it before, and yet, he/she tries to come across as if you've never heard of it before and how it's a "dangerous" theology. I found that very distasteful. Sorry, if my post came across a different way. I have read Wallis/Claiborne, and am very much in support of their works/views.
Sorry that I misunderstood, Anon 9:50, but sometimes the sarcasim drips pretty thick at this site. Thanks for you clarification. Jim Wallis is a friend. I don't take kindly to him being dismissed by someone who doesn't comprehend the full extent of his work or mission.
Anon 9:17:Wallis and Claiborne, and Sojourners present cogent, thoughtful analysis on a variety of topics, but none more consistently than on fighting poverty. If you can so easily dismiss them, I really don't know why you bother reading this site.
I like your blog Larry and Anon 9:17 (if that's your real name). . It bothers me not in the least that Wallis is a good friend of yours or the fact that he is evangelical. He is a lefty activist, apparently with the same "bent" as you. I look forward to continuing a dialogue , and hopefully will offer the little "liberal arts mush heads: who buy into your perspective without question, an opposing view. Henceforth, I will identify myself as Anon 9:17Sincerely,Anon 9:17
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