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    Racial Tension and The Church

    Dylan Roof unleashed a torrent of bullets, point blank, on people who welcomed him into a bible study. He coldly and methodically murdered them because they were black and with a demonic dream to instigate a racial war. I think it would be imbecilic in our part to dismiss that as an impossibility. Not that we should lock up church doors and breath fear. Fear-mongering only douses oil into an already flammable situation. On the other hand, dismissing the danger of escalating racial conflict is cowardly, another form of giving into fear. Fear blinds us, makes us turn away. Hope gives us courage to see what is in front of us, because hope…