It’s easy, and it appears sadly enjoyable for some people of faith to read the Bible in a way that gives “legitimacy” to pointing the finger at other people. If that is the result of your reading, please, read again.
How did we get to such a sad state of affairs? How did we arrive at such a divided understanding? Is there any repair in this breach?
We could hope that if a Christian minister with a world-wide voice (often mistaken for “the” Christian voice), was going to err, he would at least stand with Jesus and err on the side of protecting the outcast and the innocent, the last and “least of these” in our society.
Clearly, a great many people share my concerns and yearn for a more positive, inclusive, and compassionate voice from The Church. It makes me sad that this is such a pervasive sentiment.
As a Baptist minister, I wish to state that Mr. Graham does not speak for me, nor for a large, and rapidly growing segment in the broad stream of Christianity.
Why is it that so many Christians think we need the government to prop up Jesus? If Christians won’t defend Sunday as a priority - our day of worship – why should we expect the culture to do it for us?
I believe God hears all human prayers -- even from humans whose understanding is limited by our finitude. Maybe that's all of us?
The recent controversy at Duke University amounts to idolatry of brick and mortar and is just more fuel for anti-religionists’ fire. Why Franklin Graham is wrong on Muslim prayer.