Yesterday, MSNBC had an article discussing the growing influence of James Dobson amongst evangelical Christian circles and now politically. However, as the article points out, because of that:
"Dobson has also become a lightning rod for criticism by weighing in on major political issues"
I respect Dr. Dobson, and agree with most of what he says, however, I do agree he needs to be careful as he steps into the political realm. He must be very careful of what he says and how he says it, as it will be judged, rightly or wrongly, by how a line may look in print. He must be articulate and bend over backwards to represent truth in a loving way. As he engages in the fight over the nomination of federal judges, I would hope he chooses his words carefully.
The other article I'll link to and discuss today was one from today's Chicago Tribune. It's written by John Shelby Spong, a retired Episcopol bishop. It also discusses politics and religion and discusses the role of the Bible in Christianity today. Among the points he attempts to make is:
"There is no single pathway into the realm of God, and no eternal code of unchanging truth has ever been captured in any revered book of antiquity."
I must say that I wholeheartedly disagree with this article. I found it somewhat illogical and poorly reasoned. The basis for my disagreement I guess is that if one believes in an absolute, unchanging truth, would it not then be their responsibility to represent it as such?
After reading the articles, I would be curious to hear your thoughts.