Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Tuesday Night on "The Daily Show"

Joining Jon Stewart on the Daily Show last night was Jim Wallis, auther of God's Politics: Why the Right gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get it.

I haven't read the book, but judging by his comments on the show that (1) war and poverty are moral issues too, not just abortion and gay marriage; and (2) that there are over 3000 verses in the Bible about fighting poverty and helping the least of these (specifically mentioning Matthew 25), I can't wait to pick up his book.

In closing, a quote from one of his former volunteers that tragically died too young: "Don't tell me these problems are too big. Don't tell me there are no Martin Luther King's in the world. Don't you understand - WE are the ones that we have been waiting for?"

7 Comments:

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wallis's main activist organization is Call to Renewal.During the election season, he toured promoting what they called the Isaiah Platform, which you can find a link to at the bottom of the main page.

--eeh from pilgrimcafe.org

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wallis's main activist organization is Call to Renewal.During the election season, he toured promoting what they called the Isaiah Platform, which you can find a link to at the bottom of the main page.

--eeh from pilgrimcafe.org

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wallis's main activist organization is Call to Renewal.During the election season, he toured promoting what they called the Isaiah Platform, which you can find a link to at the bottom of the main page.

--eeh from pilgrimcafe.org

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooops.
Sorry about the duplicate comments.
Blogger complains about PostID being blank, and makes it seem like no comment was posted.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger DLW said...

I just got the book. Any comments on how the interview went over all?

dlw

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger jj said...

The interview was great. Jon Stewart was - as always - hilarious, and he really allowed Mathis to tell some of his own personal stories about faith, etc. It definitely painted him in a heroic light.

 
At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't find an e-mail address for you, but thought you might be interested in a paper on Walter Rauschenbusch that I posted today. Best wishes. Chuck Currie

 

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