Normally I am allergic to modifiers. I find them deeply suspicious.
Why reference someone as female comedian or author? You don’t call Stephen King a male author or Jerry Seinfeld a male comedian.
Randy Woodley is often referenced as a Native American theologian. That is fine… but why am I not introduced as a white theologian?
The worst is ‘biblical’. Every time I hear it used I think to myself, “this is probably going to be inaccurate and untrue”.
People talk about biblical marriage but that is an imaginary. There are between 9-15 types of marriage in the Bible. It is the same with a ‘biblical’ worldview. There are 6 different worldviews in the Hebrew and Christian testaments. People want to say that scripture speaks with one voice … but have you read it ? I wish it did!! It just doesn’t.
All of that is to say that I DO have one modifier that I find helpful: Christian. Not like christian bookstores, or christian radio stations, or christian colleges.
I find the modifier ‘christian’ helpful when it comes to politics and the underlying motivation behind them.
Watch the short video and let me know what you think.
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