Because we know what those words mean. We know what policies and ideologies that phrase protects. And we know it's not us.
Pastoral Does Not Mean Anemic: An Open Letter
You are right in that the Grand Jury indictments, specifically the lack of indictments, has caused great stress and fear and anger in the church. I commend you for attempting to pastorally care for the church. Unfortunately, your letter doesn't do that.
From Resurrection to Death
There are many good reasons to die. Money, nationalism, politics, and elections are not any of those reasons.
Church in Quarantine
The church has always been physically connected in some way.
Separation is Hard
I know what the United Methodist Church is going through.