Where's the Grace, SMU profs?

Mike Gallagher

1/22/2007 6:36:19 AM - Mike Gallagher

After a couple of days in bed warding off a nasty cold, I'm ready to get back in the saddle today in a big way:  I'm scheduled to interview one of the Southern Methodist University professors who is leading a drive to block the George W. Bush Presidential Library from being located on the leafy Dallas campus.

I can't wait to speak with her.

When I do, I'm going to ask her about grace.  It's something that Methodism is all about (full disclosure:  I'm a practicing member of the United Methodist Church).   Our pastor continually preaches about the virtues and spiritual gift of God's grace.  And when I keep reading the ugly things that supposedly religious professors and Methodist instructors are saying about our commander-in-chief, I just keep wondering why they seemed to have missed that part of the sermon.

No one really disputes that President Bush is a man of deep religious conviction.  His own pastor proudly describes the president as a "good, devout Methodist."  In fact, I often wonder if the reason so many on the left seem to despite President Bush is because he proudly and boldly proclaims his Christianity.

So the concept of a group of an admittedly small, yet vocal, professors from a Methodist college in America trying to embarrass our president with such a blatant lack of grace is simply astounding.

The lady I'm going to interview on my radio show today is literally an "Associate Professor of Christian Education."     Some Christian, eh?

I can't wait.

It's good to be back to work.