violence

Mohler: Both Sides 'Bear Responsibility for Weaponizing Language' That Can Lead to Violence

Mohler: Both Sides 'Bear Responsibility for Weaponizing Language' That Can Lead to Violence

Theologian and seminary president Albert Mohler Jr. says both conservatives and liberals in the U.S. are to blame for using extreme language that demonizes opponents and that has led to what he calls "an alarming rise in political violence in the United States."

5 Reasons We Go to War, the Mar-a-Lago Warrant, and the Philosophy of Hell

5 Reasons We Go to War, the Mar-a-Lago Warrant, and the Philosophy of Hell

Since the search of Mr. Trump's home last Monday, threats against the FBI and the Justice Department have escalated to such a level that some have called for the assassination of federal agents and of Mr. Garland. As one example, an armed man reportedly attempted to breach the Cincinnati FBI office yesterday. When law enforcement officers tried to take him into custody, he raised a gun at them and was fatally shot.

Washington D.C. Records 200 Homicides in the District This Year

Washington D.C. Records 200 Homicides in the District This Year

This week, Washington, D.C., hit its 200th homicide for the year. This is the first time since 2003 that the city has reached that many homicides.

Mortal Kombat Beats Competition, Brutalizes Senses

Mortal Kombat Beats Competition, Brutalizes Senses

What are we teaching the next generation about the value of human life when we let them consume images of wall-to-wall death? I believe there’s a correlation worth exploring here between what’s playing on the silver screen and what’s happening on our streets.

Candace Owens Goes 1 on 1 with LeBron James

Candace Owens Goes 1 on 1 with LeBron James

Political commentator Candace Owens took to Instagram to call out LeBron James after he targeted a police officer who shot and killed a young Black girl who was wielding a knife and attempting to attack another young Black girl.

Can the Violence on Capitol Hill Be Justified? Thinking Logically and Biblically about the Ongoing Threat to Our Country

Can the Violence on Capitol Hill Be Justified? Thinking Logically and Biblically about the Ongoing Threat to Our Country

The Christian response to those with whom we disagree is to pray for them (Matthew 5:44) and seek reconciliation with them (Matthew 18:15). In a democracy, we can utilize our governmental process to seek change (cf. Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17). Christians are to “keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable” so that “they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation” (1 Peter 2:12).

Chaos in Washington as Protesters Descend on the Capitol: Two Biblical and Urgent Responses

Chaos in Washington as Protesters Descend on the Capitol: Two Biblical and Urgent Responses

Protesters from a pro-Trump rally stormed the Capitol today, clashing with police and causing authorities to lock down the buildings. This violence is appalling and must stop. We are commanded to “repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all” (Romans 12:17). I understand that many Americans believe the election was rigged and stolen. However, such allegations do not justify the violence I am watching in our nation’s capital.

An Increasing Number of Americans Believe Political Violence Is Acceptable

An Increasing Number of Americans Believe Political Violence Is Acceptable

According to a new survey, more and more Americans believe at least some political violence is justified.

Do the Boston Tea Party and Jesus' Cleansing of the Temple Justify Violence? John Lewis and Jesus Show Us the Way Forward

Do the Boston Tea Party and Jesus' Cleansing of the Temple Justify Violence? John Lewis and Jesus Show Us the Way Forward

To follow Jesus’ teachings, we need to be like Jesus. We need his love for all people and his bold initiative to make a difference.

'These People Are Tearing Up Our Livelihood': How Jesus Responded to Violence

'These People Are Tearing Up Our Livelihood': How Jesus Responded to Violence

Americans were overwhelmingly united in collective outrage over George Floyd’s death. Many welcomed peaceful demonstrations calling for change, but soon many chose to turn to violence as an answer for violence.