Sunday, March 17, 2013

Something fun from Get Religion about the problems in using political language in religion reporting

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/getreligion/2012/02/the-curates-egg-political-language-in-religion-reporting/

Spotted this over at the BHT courtesy of Justin.

The piece is a useful case study of why attempting to use the political jargon of left and right to describe Christian faith and practice can be hazardously misleading.  It is, in a way, one of the reasons Wenatchee The Hatchet has some distrust the theological left and right in the United States and the punditry classes that have emerged from within them.  A tablespoon or so of salt has to be applied all across the spectrum.

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