Saturday, July 08, 2006

of politics and faith

"What bothered me most, as I reflect, was the lack of scholarship by Christians - as if they felt that by leaning on a theological principle they didn't have to be very accurate with the facts. People talk about knee-jerk liberals. The liberals have no corner on the market; I've learned there are also knee-jerk conservatives. Christians should be involved in politics, and use their Christian principles, morality, and ethics in that process. But they shouldn't jump over the process and voice their beliefs as the only possible outcome." - Dr. C. Everett Koop

Source: Philip Yancey's book Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church, p.197.