Tuesday, January 30, 2007

David Brooks nails it on the head again

David Brooks always has good insights. Though a bit dated, this article for the NYT hit the nail on the head. He argues that if Americans want to understand evangelical Christianity, they should put John Stott on Meet the Press, not Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell. Read the article here:
I wish Alexandra Pelosi (Nancy's daughter) had listened to Brooks before she made her sadly distorted recent documentary "Friends of God" on HBO (http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/friends_of_god/). But that is a post for another time...


Steve said...

I haven't seen Pelosi's documentary yet but there was a great quote from the WSJ earlier this week:

"As for liberals who marvel at how cordially [Pelosi] was treated in what she calls "the Bible Belt," she responds: "I'd say they were very Christian about it. I didn't get nearly as much resistance as you'd expect. I think evangelicals would get much more resistance if they came to New York than I got going there. We're much more judgmental."

John McCracken said...

It's funny you should mention the WSJ article. Someone else just sent me a quote from the same article with Alexandra saying some other nice things about evangelicals. I'll have to hunt down the article and read it. thanks.