Two stories I ran across that speak to heartache and grief I carry. One is about the deepening issue of Christian nationalism. I had called it culturalized Christianity years ago, and things are only worse.
In the current Middle East conflict I am sent back to the Civil Rights Era and learning more about non-violent protests, MLK, Gandhi, and more.
Reading for today: Psalm 119:49-72; 49; 53 Gen. 37:25-36 1 Cor. 2:1-13 Mark 1:29-45 A key passage from yesterday and a passage from today stand out.
Reflections the day after another school shooting.
“Too often we honor swagger and bluster and the wielders of force; too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others. “
Another school shooting. From the article: The scene unfolded on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary, a somber reminder of the ever-present potential for violence in the nation’s schools. I disagree. We need a somber reminder of the ever-present potential for violence everywhere because we are not a peaceful culture. We are a culture of violenceContinue reading “Rage”
In the past few weeks, just from the “world of sports,” I have observed something again and again. When something tragic happens, like a mass shooting, we get reflective over being a “gun culture.” I don’t think we’re a “gun culture.” I think we’re a culture of violence. The gun owners who give the snideContinue reading “It’s Not a Gun Culture”
The “problem” mostly lies with us, but we still need to address it. THIS SERIES could be helpful to our understanding.
Finally, after FIVE WEEKS of trial, the grisly story of an abortion doctor performing late term abortions and murders makes it to the main stream media. And they don’t hold back any details. This is not light reading, folks. But it MUST be read. We can talk of the violence in our schools, in Boston, inContinue reading “The Ugliness That Gets “Lightly” Reported”