(NOTE: This is my “well thought and reasoned reply” to Katy Hinman’s friendly theological challenge on one of my highly opinionated Facebook posts. Katy is one of my favorite people I met during my time with the Atlanta Roller Girls. She is not only a derby girl, she’s intelligent, articulate, and kinda damn good looking, too) (more…)
On Thursday Oct. 1, 2015 a disturbed person walked onto the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, Oregon and began shooting people. By the time he killed himself, he had murdered 9 people and injured 7. Within hours of the shooting, a narrative began to be spread that the shooter singled out Christians – all based on second or third hand testimony from people who were not there, and who, in turn, got their information from traumatized witnesses or survivors. (more…)
Over the weekend I heard a young Christian girl say it bothered her when people thought that if a Christian opposed, disapproved, disliked, or was offended by something because of her faith then she was pigeon-holed as hating that particular thing, but her faith was fair game to be opposed, disapproved, disliked, or offended by with impunity. I don’t disagree with her completely. She certainly had the beginnings of a good point, and one that needs to be explored.