Another shooting in a house of worship. This time by a white, churchgoing young man named John Earnest at the Poway synagogue in San Diego. Earnest tragically killed one person and wounded the rabbi and a few other worshippers.
When I heard of this tragedy, I was surprised by the surprise people expressed. Many wonder, how is it that a churchgoing son of an elder at a Presbyterian church could be radicalized in such a hateful way? How is it that he could hear solid theological truth, yet come to espouse a white supremacist, anti-Semitic ideology? How is it that this deep-seated worldview could be at work when he is surrounded by a community of Christians?
I’m surprised by the…
“Happy Mother’s Day!” It’s a cheerful saying for some. But for others of us, it can elicit an array of emotions.
Especially when you’re a woman and you don’t have kids.
In the stage of life…
A miracle took place in my heart today,
A miracle 30 years in the making, in the longing, in the praying.
A quiet, private miracle.
But no less real for being private.
No less powerful for being private.
Las G. Newman is the Global Associate Director of the Lausanne Movement. He served in campus ministry for over thirty years with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). He has been involved in Theological Education and is the immediate…
On Easter Sunday in 1873 white men in Colfax Louisiana massacred over 100 black freedmen.
The freedmen were defending the courthouse where their fragile, newly gained freedom was being legally protected. The intent of the Colfax massacre was the reassertion…