…sittin’ around, talkin’ about faith and society:
Went looking for this after reading Peter Wehner’s thoughts on Brit Hume’s remarks on Tiger Woods.
Also, Bill O’ Reilly touches base with Hume over what he meant by his initial remarks.
To those who wonder if I am as uncomfortable with Hume discussing religion in this clip, as I was earlier, the answer is no; in fact I think it’s great. Some might recall that I defended what Hume said on the Fox News panel, I merely expressed reservations about the venue. I maintained several days ago that time and place do matter, and -as Muggeridge suggests in the first clip- so does tone. In fact, I like how Bender finally put it in the comments section of that post:
I will grant that there are more or less effective ways of proclaiming Christ, and the time and place may require a more delicate manner — the hard sell is not always the right way (and is often the “wrong way,” that is, an ineffective way) — but Christ should always and everywhere shine through us in some manner.
Indeed. I gotta tell you, the Christians who felt the need to email me that they’d “always suspected” that I was “not a real Christian” because I did not sufficiently and unreservedly praise Hume were probably using what I’d call the “ineffective” way to “instruct and admonish” me, and to proclaim the love and tender mercies of Our Lord and Redeemer. No matter what, I’m still going to process what comes my way by whatever light and reason the Holy Spirit has lain upon me, as I believe we are all called to do. But keep at me; keep trying. I am a sinner, and when you guys take the time to shove my head in the toilet for not measuring up, it does me good. I learn a lot!
More entertaining thoughts on faith and society here.
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