Take a look at the New York Times today*. I’m willing to bet you can find something in the front section about religion. A bombing at a church in Egypt. Violence in the West Bank. Members of a new Gay-Straight Alliance being called “satanists” and “diseased” in a largely religious Utah.
As a Christian, reading the headlines almost always proves disheartening. Religion appears in the public discourse most often as the subject of bickering, the negative side of a controversial social issue, the motivation for violence and destruction. Yet my faith emphasizes peace, compassion, and mercy. READ MORE