Christianity is conservative

By Rob Schwarzwalder

Christianity is a propositional faith grounded in the claim that the historic person Jesus of Nazareth was also God incarnate. Its influence on America’s founding was pronounced and its benefits to the world — social, economic, political — have been and remain immense.

Rob sent me the following clarification:

“Please note the following: I appreciate what The Daily Caller is doing – running two op-eds in which one author argues that Christianity is a myth with no relevance to American public life and the other (mine) in which the opposite claims are made. Yet it concerns me deeply that anyone would think I do not believe one can hold more liberal political views and also be a committed follower of Jesus. As all of you who know me at all well understand, this is in no way the case.

“To follow Jesus leads, in my view, to certain unavoidable conclusions about life, marriage, religious liberty, human nature and other key issues. However, it would be painful to me if anyone thought I believe that one cannot be a political liberal and concurrently be a Christian: I’ll argue that you’re drawing wrong conclusions, but would never automatically assume you have never met the Savior.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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