A Christian conversion

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Jim Wallis - Chicago Sun-Times, Op-ed

"This generation won't accept the narrowing of scripture to only two hot-button social issues. They have found those 2,000 verses in the Bible that speak of God's concern for the poor and vulnerable. For them, environmental concern is "creation care." And they want a "consistent ethic of life" that addresses all the places where human life and dignity is threatened -- not just one.

That doesn't mean that their votes, which conservative Republicans have taken for granted, will now automatically go to liberal Democrats. Instead, they are eager to challenge the selective moralities of both left and right, and respond to a moral agenda for politics that will hold both sides accountable. In the future, any candidate (from either party) who speaks the moral language of politics and lifts up the issues of social justice the Bible talks so much about could attract the attention of this new generation."

What do you think about that?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4438