Saturday, May 10, 2008

An Evangelical Manifesto

It’s an awesome write of some very high-minded, faithful and dedicated thinking. A call to faith beyond politics, and beautifully done. Worth a read. From there I leave it to you to form your own thinking.

www.anevangelicalmanifesto.com/

Check out the Charter Signatories and consider who isn't on board. That's the sadness of the situation with several notable absences, Dobson, et al. But it is a start.

I like how it slaps both liberal and conservative Christians equally. Extremes are rarely correct and humankind is sadly flawed in so many ways. The call, individually, to personal commitment is key in my perception. Yes, we gather in churches but that is because we have a personal relationship with Christ and God. We cannot speak for our brothers and sisters in Christ, as to their achievement. We can only define ourselves in thought, word, and deed.

2 Comments:

OpenID sterling-95 said...

Hello;

I found your blog through other links. I'm searching through my faith and I thought that it would be helpful to read the faith of other thoughtful Christians.

Lovely post and it compliments your earlier post on being accepting of other faith and cultures.

I will admit, with the current culture of skepticism, there are days when I find myself struggling. While I have never gone over to the path of agnosticism or atheism - for which I literally thank God - I sometimes worry that I can see all too clearly the path that others who have lost faith have taken. And it grieves me, both on their behalf and on the behalf of the Church. Many have taken the same evangelical fervour that once motivated them to work for God, to try to convince others that God is an illusion, that he does not exist.

However, reading stories like your conversion experience and the Evangelical manifesto reminds me that it takes more than sophisticated arguments and well designed scientific experiments to lead one to God. It takes the authentic experience, the process of being a witness for Christ and to Christ's power. Thank you again for reminding us of this

5/19/2008 10:57 AM  
Blogger Christian Democrat said...

Thanks for your kind words, Sterling-95.

Knowing that some read and feel better for having done so is my reason for being here.

5/19/2008 11:07 AM  

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