Adventures in Evangelicaland
“First Anita Bryant, now. Chuck Colson.”
“What’s the connection between those two?”
“Cream pies, that’s what. They have both suffered for their faith by having cream pies thrown into their faces.”
“You talk as if that entitles them to a place in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.”
“Can you think of anything faced by American Christians that could better qualify someone?”
“Yeah, it’s good for the rest of the world to realize that we also suffer.”
“You know, it’s a shame how the world is so anxious to take advantage of someone who’s recently been born again.”
“Like Eldridge Cleaver?”
“Yes, like Eldridge Cleaver. I find it inexcusable that some ad agency should take advantage of his innocence about Christian things by trying to get him to endorse a line of pants, especially that kind.”
“I agree. They have no business exploiting him, making a profit from him, when he is such a new, untaught Christian.”
“Right on. They ought to leave him to the church, to para-church organizations, and the Christian media.”
Your edition of the January 13 issue just arrived today (late as usual). The tardiness is more than compensated for by the improved art work, or really the layout and design. The wide margins and their use for quotes and biographical information—very nice.… Because a topic is serious doesn’t mean it has to look heavy and/or boring.… The review of Bruce Cockburn’s music (Refiner’s Fire) was well done. I bought a tape of Phil Keaggy after your column on him, and was very pleased.
JOHN H. BRAY
The Good Things
“Expedition” by Elva McAllaster (Dec. 30) … challenges mind and spirit alike, is biblical in sensibility, and well crafted. The only flaw I see is the repetition of line one at the ...1
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