was Jesus really liberal?

I got the following email this morning from “dave”, who wanted to share this article with me: http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1019-24.htm

And “dave” wrote: It’s about time someone said this. I think that Tim Keller would agree with the commentator, don’t you?

My reply back to “dave” (which couldn’t find its way to him b/c he used referralblast.com and didn’t leave a returning email addy; but maybe “dave” reads my blog):

Thanks Dave. You might like this website too – http://www.jesusisaliberal.org/

Actually, Tim Keller says that Jesus was neither liberal nor conservative, Jesus is beyond that; and I’ve also heard him say that Jesus was more liberal than the liberals, and more conservative than the conservative.

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  1. Elijah says:

    hehe, we’re always trying to bring God into the political process. My dad’s a lifelong Republican, and he was listing all these reasons to vote for Bush, and lastly he adds, “Bush is a Christian.” Hehe, I think my dad thinks that all good Republicans are Christians and the Democrats, well, he doesn’t want to talk about those heathens… What I think is that God’ll keep on being God no matter who gets elected.

  2. rick says:

    more liberal and more conservative. i forget where i read it, but Jesus is conservative because of His holiness, liberal because of His mercy – with both sides kinda circling one another instead of being fixed points on a line. something like that is what we need to aim for, too, i think.

  3. Boenau says:

    I know this is an old post, but I just stumbled across it. When it comes to Jesus, I think most people would agree (even if it’s in secret) that Jesus can’t be lumped into a political party.

    That said, TODAY’S Democrats are an anti-Christ party. And Liberals are leading the pack. It’s impossible as a follower of Christ to support the current leadership of the Democratic party without supporting policy that violates Scripture.

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