Miers / White
7barksda at jmls.edu
Mon Oct 3 19:25:56 PDT 2005
Hi Marci -
They well may be a new wave style of church. I used the word theology loosely to mean "religion" as opposed to politics or sociology. The website was all about Christ, not politics.
From: Hamilton02 at aol.com [mailto:Hamilton02 at aol.com]
Sent: Mon 10/3/2005 8:59 PM
To: Barksdale, Yvette; bobsheridan at earthlink.net; Mark.Scarberry at pepperdine.edu
Cc: CONLAWPROF at lists.ucla.edu
Subject: Re: Miers / White
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this looks like the new wave of American churches that are frankly nondenominational and that place more emphasis on personal empowerment or enrichment than outside political activity, or theology. In that way, it seems to me closer to the Pentecostal model than the traditional evangelical model, at least as either is understood in the current political sphere. Closer to Joel Osteen in Houston than Jerry Falwell or Tony Perkins.
Having said that, if Jay Sekulow and Leonard Leo are thrilled, as Doug indicated, they must have some reason to believe that she is anti-abortion. This is one STEALTH candidate.
In a message dated 10/3/2005 9:46:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 7barksda at jmls.edu writes:
I checked out the churches' website liniked to in Mark's post, and what I found most remarkable was the complete absence of any reference to non-theological issues - whether social, political, economic, legal. This applied to the links as well. The only non-theological links was for charitable service work, such as Meals on Wheels, etc. The entire website was about leading members to better understanding of how to grow in their personal religious faith.
There were no outside projects devoted to any social issues - whether school prayer, or abortion, etc. ministries, not even get out the vote ministries. Or even let's pray for our political leaders messages..
This is not to say that individual members are not involved in social conservative movements - but this doesn't seem to be connected to the church.
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