Wednesday, February 23, 2005

the face of christianity i want to see on tv

Jim Wallis of Sojourners did an amazing job on the Daily Show the other night. He was promoting his new(ish) book God's Politics: Why the Right gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

This is the face of Christianity that needs to be out there. Funny, engaging, intelligent, loving, but still speaking the words of Jesus into the reality of our culture. So much better than some of the recent talking heads I have seen on Larry King who seem primarily interested in 1) getting through all 4 happy hops to heaven in the time they have or 2) single-handedly "reclaiming America for the sake of the Gospel" by trashing everyone and everything that does not look or smell like they want it to. If some of these guys would take a break from thumping their Bibles and actually read them, they might find out that Wallis (and TD Jakes and McClaren and a few others) are talking about things that seem to be really important to God. (Possibly even more so than bombing Iraq or outing Spongebob)

Here's a link to the interview, completely worth the eight minutes.

Go watch, well if you want to. I mean, who am I to tell anyone else what to do.


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