One emergent pastor thinks Christians are too self-centered and not getting out to help people enough.
Chuck Colson, in his radio commentary yesterday, disagreed. He said,
"What do these pundits think evangelicals have been doing for the past years?" And then he named three long-time ministries. I've included them and many more below:
Prison Fellowship, World Vision, Feed the Children, Salvation Army, and many inner city missions that have been around for decades including the Fred Jordan one that specializes in helping the skid row women of Los Angeles. In addition, there are thousands of Christian groups and churches helping the poor and disencfranchised as I reported in the last days' posts in my review of the book Street Saints.
Come on emergents! Wake up and look around, and stop trying to hog the social gospel all by yourselves. Evangelicals have been and are now more and more on board too, WITHOUT losing the message of the cross and salvation thought the substitionary atonement of Jesus Christ.
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