It seems that the reason for Jesus' death on the cross is getting watered down or changed. Certainly, the real reason is being avoided or disregarded. Donald Miller, one of the Emerging Church spokespeople and authors (Blue Like Jazz), gave the closing prayer at the Democratic Convention (this is NOT a political thread so please, no political comments here or I would have posted this in Politics). You can see the prayer here: http://www.donaldmillerwords.com/ Here is how he closed: This is one of the problems I see with some of the Emerging spokespeople. Sure, Satan is behind injustice, but is this why Jesus died? If you had the chance to say why Jesus died in front of national TV and all those people, would you have said that? What would you say? Also, comments on the prayer itself welcome.