We at Mere-O, seeking to embody a robust Christian orthodoxy coupled with sound social engagement, hereby condemn the proposed Quran burning by a church in Florida whose name we will not dignify by specifying. In an age where religious discourse is at fever-pitch levels, we denounce this act as not only contrary to the Christian practice of neighbor love, but an unnecessary provocation that incites further violence and religious persecution.

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Andrew T. Walker is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  1. […] Andrew Walker over at Mere Orthodoxy condemned the actions of “a church in Florida whose name we will not dignify by specifying.” […]

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  2. […] burning, here and here and here. For myself, talk of book burning reminds me of this The Master and […]

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  3. […] Andrew Walker, Matthew Anderson, Cate MacDonald and the other writers of Mere Orthodoxy: “We at Mere-O, seeking to embody a robust Christian orthodoxy coupled with sound social […]

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  4. Maybe it is my midwestern reserve but silence on the matter seemed the better course to me, and I found the clamoring to strike a moral posture on this to be embarrassing. It all makes me uneasy. Maybe here is the reason that I couldn’t quite express.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/246212/enough-already-right-reverend-jones-victor-davis-hanson

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