Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public.
Day: September 17, 2012
A year ago today, Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park began protests over unjust power and financial structures. Subsequent, substantial coverage for their protests began to follow from there.
What if, as a corrective to generations of preaching aimed at our selfishness and self-absorption, we spent a little time as a church trying to figure out how we can best determine what God expects from us in the ways of self-sacrifice, with some particular attention to the ways in which our willingness to sacrifice is used against us, and the ways in which people who have power assign crosses to those who do not.
So the essential question is not do we need a structure but does this structure express and embody God’s spirit? The straight answer to that, the reviewers have said is, that it does not, and to be honest no structure ever will fully embody it because we are fallible human beings who always fall short of what God requires of us.
These beasts symbolize fearsome powers beyond our understanding or control. Yet, they have a place in God’s universe.