David Brooks – ‘Not Falwell, but Stott’


David Brooks

Here are some significant quotes from the editorial dedicated by David Brooks to John Stott in 2004 in New York Times:


Falwell and Pat Robertson are held up as spokesmen for evangelicals, which is ridiculous. Meanwhile people like John Stott, who are actually important, get ignored.

It could be that you have never heard of John Stott. I don’t blame you. As far as I can tell, Stott has never appeared on an important American news program. A computer search suggests that Stott’s name hasn’t appeared in this newspaper since April 10, 1956, and it’s never appeared in many other important publications. Continue reading “David Brooks – ‘Not Falwell, but Stott’”

Nicholas Kristof – An Eulogy to Stott and NonFundamentalist Evangelicals

Nick Kristof, writes in the Sunday Review of New York Times a superb eulogy to the noble decency of John Stott as compared with bullies of the Religious Right in the US, like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Here is what he writes:

In these polarized times, few words conjure as much distaste in liberal circles as “evangelical Christian.”

That’s partly because evangelicals came to be associated over the last 25 years with blowhard scolds. When the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson discussed on television whether the 9/11 attacks were God’s punishment on feminists, gays and secularists, God should have sued them for defamation. Continue reading “Nicholas Kristof – An Eulogy to Stott and NonFundamentalist Evangelicals”