It might surprise us that some of Jesus's closest followers would think that destroying an entire town over one insult is okay, but should we be surprised?
How Can You Spot a Christian?
How can simple acts of love contend with hypocrisy, judgmentalism, hate, insensitivity, kidnapping, arson, murder, genocide?
We Have a Problem
When hate and racism are considered “normal”, and their symbols are a source of pride instead of disgust; when we fail to confront the evil in our midst, either because we can't see it or we won't; when we as a church, as congregations called to practice the radical love of Christ and to speak out against injustice and hate are too timid to live into that calling; we have a problem.