Friday, July 16, 2004

John Edwards, Man of Faith

This from the Dallas Morning News, discussing John Edwards. 
The North Carolina senator grew up in a Southern Baptist church, but attended services irregularly as an adult. In 1996, his 16-year-old son Wade was killed in a car accident. Though he is reluctant to discuss it much, the tragic event led him to rethink his priorities.
He joined Edenton Street Methodist, where Wade had been active. He became part of a men's Bible study group and served on the church's administrative board. In the Senate he has been co-chairman of its prayer breakfast.
In contrast to Mr. Kerry, Mr. Edwards speaks comfortably about his faith ("my Christianity informs everything I do," he told The Washington Post earlier this year) and its social implications, especially the "moral responsibility," as he sees it, for government to do more to lift families out of poverty.


At 1:21 PM, Blogger ats54 said...

Well, it's too bad that Edwards isn't the Presidential nominee, isn't it?

I have no faith in Kerry...

Edwards for President in '08!!

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Lost In NY said...

He's got my support:

At 3:00 PM, Blogger jrl20 said...

Faith is as faith does. Or, in other words, "you will know them by their fruits." Matt. 7:16. Or, in other words, "Not everyone who says...'Lord, Lord" is a Godly man. Matt. 7:21. George W. Bush strongly professes Christianity, but the fruits of his administration are not Christian fruits. We do not have John Edwards as a choice. The question we have is this: do we reelected a man who, despite his professions of faith, has not furthered "the Kingdom of God."

At 3:03 PM, Blogger jrl20 said...

...the question is "do we REELECT"? Sorry about the type. Also, I voted for John Edwards in the primary.... But now we unfortunately have a choice between Bush and Kerry. And I think the choice is clear.


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