Friday, December 17, 2004

Christmas Thoughts

I am leaving tomorrow for the States and I may not be posting with any regularlity, but I had this thought in the shower this morning. Christmas is the celebration of God coming into the world to change it. If that is the case, when has Christianity been a useful force in keeping the status quo? When Christianity has been the most effective in recent times has been when people have preached the Gospel for societal change; such as abolitionists, Martin Luther King Jr, the Reformation, woman's rights. When has something (movement, idea, etc) come along that Christians or the Church has stood up to successfully defeated it? Can anyone offer a single instance?