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One year ago, Hurricane Harvey had yet to appear on radar. One year ago, very few people had heard of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. "A lot can happen in a year" was the theme of the North American Mission Board's (NAMB) 2018 Send Luncheon. Held during the SBC Pastors' Conference, NAMB aimed …... [Read More]
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Working last month in our Houston office on a speech about the importance of criminal justice research, we saw a BREAKING NEWS alert flash across the television. Exactly 40 miles away, a young man wielding a shotgun and a revolver had opened fire in a high school art class, killing eight of his fellow Santa Fe High School students and two teachers. After Parkland, Fla., after Sutherland Springs, after Las Vegas, after mass shootings that are happening with disturbing regularity, too many Americans are growing numb to the pain and anguish that accompanies such outrageous acts of violence. [Read More]
Before Nov. 5, 2017, Sutherland Springs seemed to be little more than a reduced speed zone on U.S. 87, a short stretch of highway with two gas stations, a Dollar …... [Read More]
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