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Throwing Conservatives Under the Bus is a Bad Idea
Posted By C. Michael Patton On June 12, 2012 @ 8:42 pm In Christianity,Church Life | 3 Comments
I think that my friend Timothy Dalrymple has made a significant point that we all need to hear about our more “progressive” (as that is the term that has taken over “emerging” it seems) Christianity:
But recently I’ve seen a lot of young, progressive evangelicals denouncing and caricaturing their conservative brethren for their “culture war” concerns. But by accepting the caricatures coming mostly from secular critics, legitimating and perpetuating them, they themselves — acting out of concern for the damage done to the church and its witness — are doing great harm to the church and its witness. If we truly care for the public witness of the church, then we (liberal and conservative) need to stop slandering and caricaturing the other half of the church. Don’t throw your Christian brothers and sisters under the bus. Even if you disagree with them, you can provide a coherent, charitable explanation for what “those other evangelicals” believe.
Read the rest .
How important it is that we be careful that we don’t sell out to gain an audience at the expense of losing our family.
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