Welcome to Breaking Ground
In the era of Zoom church, we know how technology can help bring us together. What are its hidden dangers—and opportunities—as we find ourselves worshiping from the other side of a screen?
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Expanding the Conversation
- "If we win our independence, is that a guarantee of freedom for our descendants? Or will the blood we shed begin an endless cycle of vengeance and death with no defendants?” Jordan Ballor and Eric Hutchinson quote Hamilton and talk about the political necessity of forgiveness—in marriages and in nations.
- Zaid Jilani argues that seeing African Americans, or Muslims, or Jews, as part of victimized minority collectives is a toxic formulation that ensures that they are never treated fairly as individuals—and denies them the ability to exercise real power.
- Prudence is the virtue that enables our reason to understand our true good in a specific circumstance and to figure out the right way to achieve it: it's where our consciences meet the real world. Robert Christian argues that today's massive and complex crises cannot be addressed without the exercise of this neglected virtue.
- Vince Bantu and Mark Labberton discuss the varied dynamics and histories of African American communities around the United States, Black experience in the American church, and Bantu's own journey of reclaiming identity through African history and Christianity.
- Keith Mathison reflects on things for Christians to consider as they think and pray about how to respond to the civil magistrate during the pandemic.
- Senior editor Susannah Black and Alastair Roberts discuss authority in the context of Oliver O’Donovan’s The Ways of Judgment.