This is post 5 of 9 in the series “Narratives” How are narratives being perpetuated today? Photo by The All-Nite Images In this series, we’ve been examining narratives: What they are, why they’ve become so pervasive, and why they are destructive—acting as a corrosive acid that eats away at
Malala Yousafzai: an outstanding example of moral courage The Rev. Dr. John Yates II pastors Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Virginia. One of our friends who attends John’s church secured permission to reprint a recent “Weekly Message from the Rector” to his congregation. This fine reflection was originally posted
What does love look in today’s public square? (Photo by Rhododendrites) Just over one month has passed since the atrocity in Orlando. In those four weeks, many have insisted that the Christian community needs to accept and embrace, rather than judge and condemn, the LGBT lifestyle. Christian friends and acquaintances have said that
This is post 1 of 9 in the series “Narratives” The Destructive Power of Narrative Recently, Darrow published a post, “All Black Lives Matter” that elicited some pushback. A DNA friend emailed Darrow to complain that what he wrote “isn’t a helpful narrative.” We hear the term, “narrative,” more and more. But
This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” In a famous quote, G.K. Chesterton defined foolishness: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing, they believe in anything.” That is, “anything” as in “any thing, without discrimination.” The ability to discriminate is an acquired
Orlando suffered unspeakable horror in the shooting early Sunday morning at the Pulse, Orlando’s “hottest gay bar.” Forty-nine of the clubs patron’s were killed and 53 were wounded. The killer was Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old Muslim of Afghani heritage, who claimed allegiance to ISIS. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.