After appearing on Glenn Beck’s Fox News program last week, I have received a considerable amount of criticism by “progressive” Christians for appearing on a show hosted by a man challenging Christianity’s connection to a particular type of socialistic understanding of social justice. Black liberation theology certainly had its historical moment, but many assume that critics miss that point because they are too traditional. For example, on the Union Theological Seminary blog, Preston Davis criticizes Beck (and me) by arguing that liberation theology should be appreciated because of its historic influence:

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