Monday, April 9, 2007

I Am An American Christian

I have come to think that this kind of interpretive witness I strive to be, is one calling of a true American citizen, and certainly of a Christian who takes seriously the way of Jesus. I am a witness that doesn't ignore the realities of politics and the brutalities of modern terrorism, but responds with something more than power and pragmatism. I am a witness that looks for ways to engage those who have divergent visions of faith and society and advocates for fundamental religious freedoms. More than anything, I am a witness that stitches together humility and conviction in the messiness of the real world—and does so in a way that points quietly, but inevitably, to the faith I profess and the coming of the ends of time.

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