Blaming Church Becomes Default Position for Many

It’s becoming fashionable to condemn and criticize the church. It’s popular, and you’ll get a following if you do it long and loud enough. It’s becoming a favorite pastime of folks who are dealing with how the church has disappointed them or...

A Time for Mourning: From Kent State to Fort Hood

Editor’s note: Gene Davenport gave the following remarks at the Lambuth University Quadrangle in Jackson, Tenn., on May 7, 1970. He delivered them in response to students’ invitation to speak about violence at Kent State University that claimed four lives....

Unhinged Society Needs Scapegoats

Unhinged politicians, wrathful preachers, belligerent protesters and hateful pundits pursue a practice as old as the Bible. They create scapegoats.   The practice of the scapegoat has its genesis in the biblical book of Leviticus, where the sins of the people were...