“As someone who takes my faith seriously, I’d appreciate if people stopped burning churches and stopped using God’s inerrant word for meaningless photo ops after tear gassing a crowd." -Erick Erickson
Both-And — this escalating Cycle of rioting and violence is a fact. Also... if the violence stops, the violence will stop.
We have widespread agreement that authoritarian abuse must be stopped. Period. Let’s pivot back to that and look to criminal justice reform and steps to build rather than destroy. IMHO, this activity will begin in churches as hearts are convicted.
Intersection of principles and practices...