Must Read Monday: Miscarriage of justice
What is justice and is it rolling down in our society as God intends?
The Philando Castile Verdict Was a Miscarriage of Justice— National Review
A Sad and Terrible Verdict in Massachusetts – National Review
The Supreme Court issued a number or rulings today that people will be talking about, but three cases from across the nation last week are still topping the news: a jury in Minnesota found in favor of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile; a judge in Massachusetts found a young woman guilty of manslaughter for provoking her ex-boyfriend to commit suicide; and a mistrial was declared in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania and the prosecutor has already announced the case will be retried. All of this leads us to ask what is justice and how is the justice system in America functioning?
Chaldeans in US: Why aren’t more Christians speaking out against deportations to Iraq?— Religion News Service
Trump promised to protect Christians persecuted around the world, yet his administration is deporting Christian Iraqis back to a place where they are almost certain to face violence, hardship, and even death because of their faith.
Lord David Alton: My party has become a hostile place for people of faith like Tim Farron —Premiere Christianity
Here in the U.S. we have recently seen Senator Bernie Sanders publicly castigate a political appointee for what Sanders views as the non-American characteristic of being a Christian. Where does that ideology come from? Lord David Alton provides insights into the origin of the anti-Christian thinking that pervades progressive intellectual circles.
As London grapples with yet another terrorist attack, one story emerges worthy of note: the Iman of the targeted mosque prevented further violence from occurring last night.
Hiding Christians in the Basement: Fear and Heroism in a Philippine War Zone— The New York Times
Beginning in May, ISIS and local loyal militants rampaged through neighborhoods in the Philippines, going door to door in an effort to kill all Christians. While the full extent of the violence is still unknown, a few stories have emerged from Christians sheltered by Muslim neighbors.
Southern Baptists Approve Alternate Resolution Against the Alt-Right— Christianity Today
Very few Americans seem to really understand what the “alt-right” is, but the largest Protestant denomination in the US is working to raise awareness and speak out, as a gospel issue. against white supremacy. The ERLC provides a helpful explainer: What Christians should know about the alt-right.
Rage Is All the Rage, and It’s Dangerous— Peggy Noonan, WSJ
Peggy Noonan looks at how the media and pundit class (on both sides of the aisle) are spinning themselves— and their viewers— deeper into rage.
By indulging their and their audience’s rage, they spread the rage. They celebrate themselves as brave for this. They stood up to the man, they spoke truth to power. But what courage, really, does that take? Their audiences love it. Their base loves it, their demo loves it, their bosses love it. Their numbers go up. They get a better contract. This isn’t brave.
If these were only one-offs, they’d hardly be worth comment, but these things build on each other. Rage and sanctimony always spread like a virus, and become stronger with each iteration.
Other pieces with worldview questions:
Faith and Family in Transition – NYTimes
Married, Dating other people and happy – NYTimes