We could put parking in the front yard and cut down some of the beautiful oak trees out there. I'd really hate to see it become a wall of parking. But I guess we could consider that.
You can't be evangelical and associate yourself with Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people.
When evangelical leaders can persuade the president to be concerned about what's happening in Sudan, or sex trafficking around the world, or HIV-AIDS, that's a very good thing. I am completely supportive of that.
What is my calling What am I supposed to do I think running for office, public office, can be a divine calling. I mean, I've wrestled with that very question myself.
I'm often asked what I think about the faith of the President George W. Bush. I think it is sincere. I think it's very real. I think it's deeply held.
I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism, for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
But when one believes that you've been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that Where is the humility in that
Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.
The great thing about social movements is everybody gets to be a part of them.
The left and right are not religious categories. They're often not even value categories.
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A billion dollars every week for Iraq, 87 billion for Iraq. We can't get 5 billion for childcare over five years in welfare reform.
I don't think we should discriminate against an organization or congregation because they're religious, if they're doing good work. But government can't subsidize proselytizing or worship or religious activity. It can't.
Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed.
But when we place God on our side of things, that we are now ridding the world of evil - that's very dangerous, that one nation has this role to rid the world of evil. What about the evil we have committed, that we are complicit in
The monologue of the religious right is finally over and a new dialogue has just begun. A whole new generation of young evangelicals are coming up that cares more about poverty than gay marriage amendments.
These are political choices being made that are hurting low-income people. Don't make them the brunt of your deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility.
In an economy with record-breaking prosperity, it's past time to put poor people on the political agenda.
I think it would be a great meeting for parents curious about what's going on to attend,
The country is not hungry for a religious left to counter a religious right.
No, we are not the master of the state, said King. We are not the servant of the state. We are the conscience of the state. The churches or the religious community should be, I think, the conscience of the state. We're not just service providers.
We have to distinguish between people we can win over and those we can have a clear public conversation with. We are winning the battle on evangelical Christian college campuses it's just under the radar. We can't give up on everybody. We have to take back the faith.
Martin Luther King Jr. really understood the role of the churches when he said, 'The church is not meant to be the master of the state.' We don't sort of take power and grab the levers of government and impose our agenda down people's throats.
I believe in the separation of church and state, absolutely. But I don't believe in the separation of public life from our values, our basic values, and for many of us, our religious values.
Pat Robertson is an embarrassment to the church and a danger to American politics, ... It's time for Christian leaders of all stripes to call on Robertson not just to apologize but to retire.