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Nations play an important role in God’s redemptive purposes as He uses them to draw people to Himself. When embraced by the culture, some sins make it nearly impossible to fulfill God’s national purposes. Left unaddressed, these sins will eventually provoke God to judgment. Violence is one of these sins, making it something we must be capable of identifying and rejecting if we want our nation to experience God’s blessing and protection.
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Stunned, I sat listening to an African American brother in Christ explain that last weekend, near the area in Chicago where he grew up, 104 Blacks were shot—almost exclusively by other Blacks—and 14 died. As our conversation concluded, his remarks piqued my interest: “Where is Black Lives Matter now? Why are there no protests over…Read More
Truth May Be the Greatest Casualty of Mass Shootings
The facts-first model of journalism is the latest casualty to social justice warriors and the Twitter mob. It began with a spree of mass shootings on Sunday, August 4. Within a 24-hour period, mass shootings occurred in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Chicago, Illinois, but because the Dayton and Chicago shootings failed to fit the media narrative, they were largely ignored….
The Blinding Effect of Preferred Narratives
As humans, we possess an incredible ability to convince ourselves of what we want to believe, irrespective of what reality may be. In the immediate hours following the murder of 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal office, Senator Chris Murphy tweeted…
What’s Our Endgame?
On television, Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell and in theaters, the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame made this weekend arguably the biggest pop culture weekend in modern history. But even the most popular…
Will Pro-Life Christians Seize the Moment?
God’s people have been notably absent in our national debate over abortion these past few years which have included the #ShoutYourAbortion movement, near panic that the new Supreme Court appointments will result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the New York legislature’s standing ovation celebrating radical expansions to state abortion laws, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s post-birth abortion comments, and the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass a bill requiring health care providers offer medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion….
Proof Our Nation Is Desperately Sick
Pedophiles, infanticide, real and fake hate-crimes, voter fraud, corruption, violence, sexual abuse within the church, promiscuity, mass shootings, anti-Semitism, government gridlock, incentivizing criminality, and more dominated our nation’s news cycle over the course of little more than one week. But because we become distracted and forget these reports after a matter of days…
Outrageous! When Did We Embrace Infanticide?
Newborn babies who persevere through an attempted abortion do not know whether they will be cared for and protected once they cross the line into our world. According to an Americans United for Life report, 19 states do not require protection for babies born alive after a failed abortion, and last month, New York repealed its state law protecting newborns who are born alive during failed abortions….
Rush to Judgment Spreads National Division … Again
Even as reporters who had been caught up in the BuzzFeed fake news fiasco were concluding that journalists need to take more time to verify the facts before reporting and rushing to judgment, the news media was already attacking a group of high school boys from a Catholic school in Covington, Kentucky based upon a viral video clip selectively ripped from nearly two hours of footage….
Are Our Cultural Role Models Advocating Violence?
It seems political rhetoric is becoming increasingly violent. Particularly troubling is how many of our cultural role models, celebrities, and entertainers are publicly advocating violence against President Trump, his family, those in his administration, and those who support him. Rather than face criticism for such rhetoric, they are frequently rewarded with laughter and applause or are granted a pass because their frustration is rooted in politically correct causes.
Leadership That Matters
In Jeremiah’s day, the religious leaders neglected their responsibility by declaring that everything was good. What about us? Do we declare peace when, from God’s perspective, there are deeply consequential issues that are not being addressed?