Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Greg Boyd on Politics in the Pulpit

Greg Boyd has been getting noticed recently for tackling politics and the church. The New York Times published an article about Boyd this past Sunday. Between Two Worlds has already blogged on the issue, as has Woodchips and Musings.

It is difficult to disagree with much of what is written in the New York Times article or even Nick Coleman's Star Tribune editorial on the matter. Yet, like Jim Wallis, I fear that Boyd's purpose is to liberate conflicted liberals and condemn proud conservatives. Of course both Boyd and Wallis would think that accusation outrageous, but their intentions are transparent.

Evidently Greg Boyd believes we've all forgotten his beliefs concerning abortion. You'll find he took a great deal of heat in January 2005 in response to his wishy-washy beliefs on abortion.

On a side note, I can't help but chuckle when Boyd defines himself as a conservative theologian. The idea is, of course, preposterous. If you don't believe me, read criticism on Greg Boyd's open theism.

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