28 July 2006

Another Point of View

A Lebanese Christian[1] who responded to my post on 'Lost for Words - No Answers' has posted a link to a Christianity Today article entitled Another Point of View: Evangelical Blindness on Lebanon

I think this article is so important that it deserves a post all it's own. As I said to the person, I know Lebanese Christians and this is exactly the sort of thing they have been saying for years.

From bitter experience, I know that I can say I used to be an evangelical until the cows come home, but if I express this kind of opinion, I will always be someone who is 'kicking against the goads'. But here is the voice of one of the most respected evangelical magazines in the US. (I have to say that I am almost always impressed by their theology and prophetic Christian stance.)

[1] I am happy to link directly to the post and to name the person's handle in this post, just let me know. I didn't want to be too 'up front' with the information if that was unwanted. However, I do want to give credit where credit is due.


Turbulent Cleric said...

Thanks for that link, Pam.

Dave Faulkner said...


Yes, I saw the Christianity Today article the other day but didn't have time to link to it on my blog. I was particularly disappointed that CT felt the need to post the introductory comments where they said what they disagreed with. I began my views on Israel as an evangelical Zionist, because it was the only view I ever heard. Then I went to theological college and studied under Colin Chapman who opened me up to a completely different way of seeing things. His book 'Whose Promised Land?' and others are, I would hope, required reading for those who think that an uncritical support for Israel is the only biblical approach.

PamBG said...

Dave, I grew up in the world of conservative American evangelicalism and, whilst I totally totally understand what you're saying (and I probably agree with you on a "clean sheet of paper" basis), I can't even begin to describe in words how "tight" the American evangelical community is and how easy it is to become a scapegoat by "breaking ranks". From that point of view, I think even publishing the article was gutsy and prophetic. But I do understand what you're saying.