Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

This quote is from Cameron Strang, the founder and editor of RELEVANT magazine who recently was invited to pray at the Democratic National Convention:
"It is actually a better understand of our faith in Christ that compels us toe care about the social issues we've been covering. If Jesus said it, we believe it. If Jesus modeled it, we want to live it. If Jesus commanded it, we want to obey it. We believe everything Jesus practiced and preached is as relevant for us today as it was at the time of Christ's earthly life.

Jesus stood up for those who could not stand up for themselves. Ultimately, he gave His life to save those who could not save themselves. And we should model the same mindset today...

...Christians should be on the forefront of standing against things that take millions of innocent lives around the world every day - systematic poverty, preventable diseases, unnecessary wars, slavery, genocide. The list goes on...

...Christians shouldn't just be known for being "pro-life," a term which will never be disassociated from the 1990s abortion clinic bombers. Instead we need to embrace a more holistic definition of Christ's love and example. We need to "whole-life."

Whole life means standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves....It also means more everyday things [like] not supporting companies that subject people to illegal, exploitative working conditions...

...Being whole life means living out Jesus' example in our world today-fighting injustice...being good stewards of our natural and financial resources, and showing God's love in a tangible way....

...To dismiss these as liberal issues is to miss the very heart of God...."
So by the way, he was invited to pray at the DNC. He turned it down however because he did not want it to appear to his readers that he was choosing sides. He feels (according to his blog at the RELEVANT website) that both sides are right on some issues and both wrong on others. That and he still has not decided who he is voting for come November. Basically, he did not want to show any favoritism or make it appear to anyone that he was endorsing their candidate.

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