Thursday, September 21, 2006

Campolo...on conservatives

This is from a Tony Campolo interview.

Q. How do you feel about evangelicals becoming involved in environmental issues?

A. Evangelicals have tended to be conservative and that has led them to take positions that are anti-biblical. The environment is one. The God of Creation calls us to be good stewards of creation. I worry sometimes when the church becomes so tied into a political mind-set that it's more committed to the politics of a party than it is sensitive to what the Scripture teaches.
Tony, Tony. C'mon. "Tended to be conservative...[thus] anti-biblical"?

Dr. Campolo is so much better than this. Wants, along with Jim Wallis and company, to be the great Evangelical Middle in coming elections that he just can't stand not to take a swipe when one is not warranted. Conservative...anti-biblical. Cheap.

And, for whatever it is worth, some of us worry about the Campolo/Wallis crowd becoming so tied to a political mind-set that they are far more committed to the politics of the Democrats than what the Scripture teaches.

Be careful, Tony. Be very careful. You are becoming that which you are railing against - politically captive.

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At 8:51 AM, Blogger Aaron said...

Maybe I didn't read it clearly enough, but I don't feel that Tony said they were conservative (thus) anti-biblical, he said that they were conservative, and because of that some of their views were anti-biblical.

However I agree he has tied himself very closely to his own political worldview.

At 3:22 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Tony is right really.

Or maybe you prefer the Ann Coulter "God wants us to rape the Earth" theology?

By the way, in light of the newest GOP scandal "Pagegate" you still think the GOP is all about good ole family values?


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