For those who’ll accuse me of Bush-bashing, the headline was Christianity Today‘s. Ted Olsen has an interesting round-up of conservative bloggers, mostly criticizing recent statements by Bush about his theology of foreign policy:
And people have said, you know, this is Wilsonian, it’s hopelessly idealistic. One, it is idealistic, to this extent: It’s idealistic to believe people long to be free. And nothing will change my belief. I come at it many different ways. Really not primarily from a political science perspective, frankly; it’s more of a theological perspective. I do believe there is an Almighty, and I believe a gift of that Almighty to all is freedom.
Olsen’s accompanying commentary, including the question, “Are we all a bunch of heretics?” is worth some critical discussion. And for the Sojourners magazine prequel, read our 2003 article, “Dangerous Religion.”