Last Wednesday a strange thing happened to me that had me bemused and confused. One longtime clergy friend said I was a liberal and then later that day a different clergy friend said I was conservative.
Are they both right? Perhaps it depends on your point of view. One of them is perhaps more conservative than I am and the other is more liberal than I am so they each see me as being on the other side of the fence. So for the past few days I have been thinking about how I view myself. Like most people I am a mixture of both depending on the issue at hand. I also may define liberal and conservative in my own way. This is both political and theological though I try to keep those two items separate.
In some things I am very conservative and in others I am very liberal so here I am taking in the world and responding according to what I believe is right.