Spiritual Ends and Political Means
The news is that that Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama will “make their first joint 2008 campaign appearance to an audience of Christian activists at a Southern Baptist church. ”
Here’s Joel Hunter, “senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood, Florida, and author of A NEW KIND OF CONSERVATIVE, talks to PBS’ Religion & Ethics program about religion’s role in the 2008 presidential election and the political and religious interests of a new generation of young evangelicals.”
According to the Associated Baptist Press,
The presidential candidates have agreed to participate in a “compassion forum” at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. on August 16. Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, extended the invitation. Warren will moderate the forum, which will focus on moral-values issues — such as poverty, the environment and global AIDS relief — in which many centrist and younger evangelicals have taken an increasing interest.