Friday, December 12, 2008
Do You Think about Jeremiah Wright?
I confess. I am susceptible to media influence. I don't have (or take) time to investigate. How about you?
Like, when you hear the name Jeremiah Wright, do you immediately form an opinion? Or do you have a more informed opinion?
As a pastor it ticked me off that a soundbite of any pastor's sermon would be taken out of context and used for political purposes. I listened to the context of Rev. Wright's 'Damn America' sound bites. I challenge you to do the same. You may find to your shock that you agree with the point he was making too.
Reformed Blacks of America posted a good article that challenged my thinking in several directions. Then I took the 45 minutes to watch a more developed media interview with Rev. Wright and Bill Moyer on his 'Journal' show and I'm wiser for it.
I Agree with Jeremiah Wright
about a lot of things. I probably disagree with him about significant issues. But I'm not above learning from anyone. And I repent of my instant arrogance and judgmentalism.
I'm an arrogant fool, but God humbles me so I'll still learn about culture, diversity, theology and His Kingdom.