Steve Gill: Quick to judge, quick to speak.

I used to listen to Glenn Beck in the morning on my way to work. I don’t always agree with what he says, but he’s funny and real and he’s not partisan. 1510 here in Nashville decided to pre-empt him recently in favor of Steve Gill “The Talk of Tennessee”.

Besides the fact that he makes derogatory comments about illegal aliens and he espouses his belief in capitalism, yet is a protectionist at heart, he’s just not a good talk show host. And he’s deceitful.

This morning he has been talking about how he is going to talk about a Lipscomb Prof who says that we should deny the Lordship of Christ in order to make peace with Muslims. I knew immediately that this professor was probably Lee Camp and that he probably didn’t say what Steve Gill said he did. I was right.

Steve, I doubt you’ll read this, but if you do, maybe you should learn a little more about what it means to be a Christian. Its not about blowing up terrorists, getting rid of brown people that are here, or making sure that Walmart and Target say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. Its about loving your enemies in radical ways. Its not about making sure they recognize that your god is better than theirs, its about making sure they see Jesus in your every step.

Update: Lee Camp’s response today in the Tennessean

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8 responses to “Steve Gill: Quick to judge, quick to speak.

  1. Did you see what the guy said at the end?

    “…we have to teach differences.”

    That seems to completely contradict the nature of the relgion, regardless of which one it is. The idea of loving other people because they were created by God seems to be a common thread in the majority of world religions. How does harping on differences and causing divisions among peoples appeal to God in any way?

    By the way, Nick Michael has your McLaren book. I only had it for a few days before giving it back to Jordan. I think Jordan gave it to Nick before leaving for Lipscomb.

  2. Ok, as long as I get it back at some point.

  3. Justin, I think you really ought to close comments on this post until you post an update with Camp’s rebuttal in the Tennessean. It’s just not fair to let people comment on your post and the first Tennessean article alone.

  4. Justin, always remember that loving your enemies includes your rhetorical enemies as well, and name calling is not Christ-like. Let us love — love and not harm — those who persecute us and speak all kinds of evil against us for in so doing we bear witness to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

  5. thanks jon, will edit.

    I have trouble with that. I should have been a better representation of Christ.

  6. “We need to forsake the Christendom model,” Camp said. “The most basic Christian commitment … is that we say we believe in the Lordship of Jesus. But, if we claim that, how can a Muslim or Jew trust us, if we say Jesus is the Lord of all Lords?”

    What then should we say?

  7. Shannon,

    Did you read his response? In case you didn’t I’ll just paraphrase. Lee asked that question at the beginning of the discussion, but then made it clear that he is unwilling to renounce the Lordship of Christ. So to make peace, he will follow the example of Christ in love. Dr. camps biggest problem with Christianity today is that people are trying to use government to force people to make Jesus their Lord, the Constantinian model if you will. He says that is wrong and borders on heresy.

  8. I read his explanation in the Tennessean.

    Around here the newspapers usually misreport or misquote as well.

    Similar thoughts here:
    http://lookinferlearnin.wordpress.com/2006/12/01/political-dust-stirring/

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