Jesus Creed

I’m irritated with Thomas Nelson because they:

(1) Chose to publish The Patriot’s Bible, a Bible that draws the Bible’s message and American nationalism as close as possible, and
(2) Chose as the General Editor Richard Lee, a Southern Baptist pastor (nothing against him or pastors per se), instead of a specialist in Church-State relations who knows Bible, theology, and Church history — not to say the history of political theory.

The use of the Bible for political relations in our modern world — free enterprise liberal democracies with all kinds of histories and issues of pluralism and the like — summons us to exceedingly important nuance and careful definitions.

Anyway, Greg Boyd (one and two parts) and Richard Lee have already gone at it at Out of Ur blog. And John D’Elia weighs in on this one too.


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