Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Peter Gomes on the Colbert Report: (newsflash) Churches Protect the Status Quo

One of my heroes, and a fellow Bates College grad, is the Chaplain of Harvard University, Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes. He is a great preacher and has written some wonderful books about scripture and about preaching. He was recently on the Colbert Report to talk about his new book, The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus.

"He says Jesus came to turn things upside down, but churches have turned out to be defenders of the status quo." (hat tip goes to The Episcopal Cafe for this one!)

He is also interviewed on NPR, here, in a longer, more in-depth discussion...

~Rev. Peter M. Carey

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