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.