Very extensive article from today's front page of the Washington post - excerpt below. It is mostly about the changing attitudes of young evangelicals but mentions Rick Warren's upcoming conference with Obama and McCain as well. I have a comment about the 1st paragraph. Merritt is the son of a So Baptist pastor. [FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']http://tinyurl.com/6g4tuy[/FONT] Excerpt___The environment was the first issue that Merritt cared about passionately that did not fit his traditional Republican mind-set. He remembers sitting in a class on systematic theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina last year and his professor saying: "When we destroy God's creation, we are destroying God's revelation. It's similar to tearing a page out of the Bible." For a Southern Baptist, the Bible is the infallible, literal word of God, and that stuck with Merritt. "I could feel God making my heart sensitive," he recalls. [….]…Merritt has also been exposed to leaders of the "emerging church," a youth-driven Christian movement that has grown through an online network and encourages small meetings in homes, bars and coffee shops. Merritt attended an event recently and found enlightening what one organizer called an "ironic hipster revival and book reading." Its leaders tend to be politically liberal, and Merritt was provoked by questions they posed, such as "How did the Gospel become married to the American political system?" ____End ======================MORE======================= I don't think destroying creation is the same as tearing a page out of the bible! I wonder if a prof at SE Baptist Seminary really said this? Creation is general revelation; the bible is special revelation. Are evangelicals really getting to the point of thinking that creation and God's word are the same thing?? I think this may be a result of the emerging church, mentioned above as well.