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Federal Judge Sentences Father, Son to Life in Prison, Neighbor to 35 Years for Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Federal Judge Sentences Father, Son to Life in Prison, Neighbor to 35 Years for Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

According to the Justice Department, U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Travis McMichael, 36, to life in prison plus 10 years, Travis's father Gregory McMichael, 66, to life in prison plus seven years and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan, 52, to 35 years in prison for the murder of Arbery on February 25, 2020.

The Disparity Antiracists Don't Talk About

The Disparity Antiracists Don't Talk About

Disparities can have multiple factors. In the case of the high number of abortions of black babies, as we’ve shared on Breakpoint before, almost 80% of Planned Parenthood’s clinics, according to a 2012 study, were near majority black or Hispanic neighborhoods. Pro-abortion advocates argue that the racial disparity for abortion is more about poverty. Perhaps, for example, the mother couldn’t afford to care for another baby. According to Jason Riley in the Wall Street Journal, however, this argument fails to explain why the abortion numbers among Hispanics who are impoverished are not comparable.

Lean on God When You Are Tempted to Give Up on the World

Lean on God When You Are Tempted to Give Up on the World

This week, we’ve been exploring my assertion that it is always too soon to give up on God. No matter how dark the night, Jesus is still the “light of the world” (John 8:12). He will forgive every sin we confess to him (1 John 1:9) and transform any life entrusted to his grace (2 Corinthians 5:17). Here’s my problem: rather than give up on God, I’m tempted to give up on the world

Pastor Faces Backlash for Comments about Racism in the SBC

Pastor Faces Backlash for Comments about Racism in the SBC

A trustee for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is facing criticism for comments he made at a 9Marks event during the annual SBC meeting in Anaheim, California.

Orthodox Presbyterian Church Apologizes for Multiple Incidents of Racism during General Assembly

Orthodox Presbyterian Church Apologizes for Multiple Incidents of Racism during General Assembly

During its annual gathering on Friday, the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) issued an apology for four incidents of racism that allegedly took place during the meeting.

People Are More Than Most Popular Ideologies Can Explain

People Are More Than Most Popular Ideologies Can Explain

People are more than most popular ideologies can explain. This is why Communist and Fascist dictatorships end up looking like each other over time. As my colleague Tim Padgett put it recently, “Sometimes worldviews simply give shape to the evil already within individuals.” 

And that’s what a Christian worldview says: That evil is already within individuals. The more the social bonds of a culture unravel, the more people are pushed to their ideological extremes.

This is especially the case in a world where digital technologies both radicalize and incentivize bad behaviors.

Here is What 10 Christian Leaders Had to Say about Racial Equality

Here is What 10 Christian Leaders Had to Say about Racial Equality

The U.S. -- and the world -- has been wrestling with issues of racial equality for centuries. In America in recent times, the issues of racism and equality have been particularly at the forefront of our national discourse, with many Christian leaders speaking out against racism and for reconciliation. Ultimately, many Christian leaders have acknowledged that there is much injustice to face and much work to be done, but that the Gospel is essential to true and lasting reconciliation. Here are 10 quotes from Christian leaders on the issues of racism, equality, and what the Church can do to work for justice and unity.

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ELCA Church Calls for Removal of First Transgender Bishop amid Allegations of Racism, Bullying

ELCA Church Calls for Removal of First Transgender Bishop amid Allegations of Racism, Bullying

A California church with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is calling for the removal of the denomination’s first trans-identified bishop.

Jury Awards Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' Rally Victims $26 Million

Jury Awards Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' Rally Victims $26 Million

On Tuesday, a jury in the U.S. District Court ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay over $26 million in damages for the violence that occurred at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

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