The Police – A Problem?

Well – yes. In one analysis, in 569 cases, 48 officers had shot or killed someone before (8.4%). A dozen had multiple prior shootings.[1] More troubling is that, “Black people were more likely to be killed by police, more likely to be unarmed and less likely to be threatening someone when killed.”[2] That sounds like a problem. It appears to be reinforce the narrative…

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A Snapshot of America’s Colleges and Identity Politics

Evergreen State College in Washington State, a unique school, has developed a day for racial sensitivity. A few years ago, the demand was made by student activists that all-white faculty and students vacate the campus for a day “or else.”[1] One professor, Bret Weinstein, refused to succumb to the demand. He felt that the activists…

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Critical Theory and Intersectionality – The Lens through which the Culture is Now Viewed

Critical Theory One of those philosophies driving the current debate is Critical Theory and Intersectionality. It is often hard to get Christians to consider such ideas – they seem so far-fetched, and yet, these notions are framing educational propositions and even workplace ideas. And they are now, thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement, in…

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Defund the Police

Defund the police – and substitute what? Vigilante justice? Sectional police and security for this part of the city, and this ethnic group, and another for another section of the city, and a different ethnic group? And wars between them? And restricted passage through the city? Who wants this, other than revolutionaries who want an…

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A Fresh Focus

Someone has observed that the first generation of any movement is usually radically transformed. The 2nd and 3rd generations are grateful – they live the transformation indirectly, enjoy its fruit, and then sadly drift back into complacency. The 4th generation is often clueless. Rejecting the faith of their fathers – they go back to the…

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