by David and Tim Bayly on December 17, 2008 - 6:40am
Over under an old post, a man named Albert has been explaining why Tim Keller doesn't preach on abortion. Although he's written thousands of words, I think this gets at the nub of the issue:
Because, as I've said already,
to (address the issue of abortion publicly) would be to detract people from the real
issue. Would you be comfortable with the fact that if you brought up
the issue of abortion to a liberal, all they heard was nothing but a
Republican/Conservative ploy? ...Liberals will not buy your argument no matter how many
times you qualify that what you're talking about isn't political.
So, good readers, if one preaches in Manhattan and wants to avoid issues that could be misunderstood, precisely what would one preach against?
Brothers and sisters, this is not a joke--but it's howlingly funny...
On the way to church this morning, I caught our local makes-NPR-look-Republican community radio station broadcasting a New Dimensions interview with Princeton grad and former president of Oberlin College, Robert Fuller, on a sin that...
But really, why give it away? You should have the pleasure of hearing it for yourself. Have a listen.
And when we're all done splitting our sides, someone go ask Albert if this sin will do for the Redeemer pulpit?