Friday, April 06, 2007

Friday Review. . . CNN Commentary WWJReallyD?

I had intended to post this week on a wonderful way to get groups of people to read all the way through the Bible called Bible in 90 Days. That will have to wait for next week.

Instead, when reading my morning news, I ran across an article on, Commentary: What would Jesus really do?

Mind you, this isn't buried on some religion page that you have to follow a multitude of different links to find and God will have to help you if you don't already know it is there. No, this is a front page headline in the Latest News paragraph at the top of the main page. The headline differs from the title. The headline reads, "Martin: Christians must take back the faith". I saw that headline and thought, "Oh boy, another tirade about Easter bunnies." I was wrong.

This commentary was written by CNN contributor Roland Martin and is connected to the CNN Special Report entitled, "What Would Jesus Really Do?" and airing tonight at 8 p.m. E.T.

This commentary has nothing that screams "in-depth" about it. It is filled with soundbites. It is clearly intended to direct attention to the Special Report airing tonight, and it says some things that are astonishing to read on the front page of

I have been typing and then deleting quotes from the commentary. Don't read a few quotes, read the Commentary. It is a great thing to read on Good Friday. It only takes a minute.



Stushie said...

I read the commentary, which starts off well, but then it fails to follow through because Roland starts bashing right wing Christians. I guess that's typical of CNN.

What a shame. It really had some great potential of making us all aware that there are more Centrists in our faith than the radicals and reactionaries of either side care to number.

John Shuck said...

I thought his commentary was spot on. It was a call for Christians to deal with issues of true importance, healthcare, poverty, and racism among others.