In my previous post on BLM, I claimed that the main problem facing blacks in America is the same problem facing virtually every ethnic group in our land – the breakdown of the family. It is not racism or white supremacy, but fatherlessness, that best explains the plight of blacks today. Whatever reforms need to be made in policing and criminal justice (and there certainly are some!), these kinds of reforms will not solve the problem unless the black family is rebuilt. Ironically, dismantling the nuclear family is one of the planks in BLM’s agenda, so BLM actually stands to make things worse, rather than better, for blacks.

 

Last Monday’s Bostock decision from the Supreme Court is likely to have far reaching implications. The majority opinion (authored by Trump appointee Gorsuch, an obvious disappointment) is somewhat open ended, but it is still ominous for Christians who are concerned with religious freedom in the American public square.

With all the cultural chaos swirling around us, several of you have asked how to best pray for our city and nation. There is neither time nor space to give a full overview of how I believe we should look at our current situation, but here are a few thoughts in the aftermath of George Floyd’s tragic death and the protests and riots that have erupted in response: