The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

I HAVE STARTED THREE BLOG POSTS since my last one, and all of them have gone stale in my drafts folder. Yet, the urge to write does strike me occasionally, and this week it smacked me upside the head as if to say, here's your next post. A year ago this month, I was dealing … Continue reading The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Holy War on Hate

My brother-in-law is a wise man. We should be angrier about white nationalism.

James Calvin Davis

Like many of you, I have been struggling with the news coming out of New Zealand a week or so ago. Fifty people were killed in an act of terror on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The victims’ only crime was gathering as Muslims for prayer. The attack was perpetrated by a man who identifies as a white nationalist, a resister to the alleged global effort to exterminate white people. His manifesto, meant to inspire others in the cause, was itself inspired by (among other influences) white nationalist rhetoric, efforts, and validations here in the United States. For a week the entire nation of New Zealand has been mourning fifty people killed in the name of hate.

I’ve been preoccupied with this news this week, and with the unimpeded rise in dangerous racist sentiment here and around the world. As a Christian, I also am underwhelmed by the response…

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