Hybels: Why is the church so late to help in Africa?This has been my sociological gripe about the church. Late to the table in speaking on the fruits of original sin. But it's actually worse. Sometimes I feel there's two camps of Christians out there:
Bono: "The church has historically been behind the curve...I think it's because the church is afraid of politics and I understand because all kinds of people have tried to use the church...but we're not about politics...that's what the ONE campaign is all about.
- Wavers of the flag of orthodoxy who are doing a fine job of holding to the tradition of the church historic-- the kinds of folks you want to run your kids' catechism class, but who have indifference and or sarcasm to the church speaking out "early" on things that touch the heart.
- Those who wear their heart on their sleeve, in being at the cutting edge of things like calling racism a sin long before it is acceptable to do so. They are the folks who in a sense perform an apologetic service to the church over the course of centuries. It is also the case when they say, "Conservatives worship at the graves of dead liberals," they are talking abou these folks. However, too many in this camp are the last ones you'd want to teach the fundamentals of the faith.