Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Presiding bishop wronged by shallow newspaper

Terry Mattingly at Get Religion notes the ECUSA Presiding Bishop's media aide's clarification to Greg Popcak.
The reality is that media interviews do not always convey the whole nature of a conversation had between interviewee and interviewer. A few paragraphs of text cannot distill with complete accuracy a lengthy conversation.

Mattingly observes,
Many elite thinkers on the theological left have learned how to surround their beliefs in a kind of nuanced theological fog that serves as a protective barrier. Insiders know what the symbolic word clusters mean, but this strategy prevents many people in the pews -- the kind of ordinary people who write checks -- from understanding what is going on.

1 comment:

  1. I pulled that second quote from Mattingly for next week's Spanning.