Should the Church Protest?
By: Northern Seminary
Are you a soldier of reconciliation or a crusader of some other cause?
What is the role of the church in a culture of injustice?
What is the church’s witness within a world of fear?
When the fear of African-Americans at the hands of police violence is now matched by the fear of White American at the hands of terrorists, does the church have anything to say, anything to do?
With the mass protests in Chicago, the shooting in San Bernardino, and Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s disconcerting call to arm Christians against Muslims (of which we all must repent) on their hearts, David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw discuss getting out of the cycle of violence upon violence upon violence and the need to be well practiced in the art of reconciliation.
Simply, are you a soldier of reconciliation or a crusader of some other cause? Are you in the volunteer army of reconciliation, or are you serving another?