If you have some extended time to plug into your iPod this week (lawn-mowing, business trip, long stop in the bathroom), give a listen to this interview with Chuck Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne on evangelical political involvement, three very intelligent thinkers from three very different perspectives.
This will be interesting even to those evangelicals who are completely turned off by politics and would rather have nothing to do with them. The best line was from Claiborne on mixing church and state: “It’s like combining ice cream and manure. It may not do much damage to the manure, but it’s sure gonna mess up the ice cream.” Shortly after that he made a very insightful comment: “The US currency says, ‘In God We Trust,’ but our economy reeks of the seven deadly sins.” In fact, Claiborne, who sports home-spun clothes and dreadlocks, surprised me by having the most thoughtful and biblical things to say by far.
Pretty much everyone but Darius (!) will enjoy this. Highly recommended listening.
ALSO: Be sure to download the longer (1:32), unedited version!