On this newest episode we review the tragic killing of Philando Castile. Many in our society are reeling from the recent news that Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer was acquitted after shooting at Castile 7-times during a traffic stop with two other occupants (his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year old daughter). How should we, specifically as Christians, think through this tragedy?
Many in the black community are hurting. Many feel as if there are injustices that are not being addressed. Many feel as though there are double-standards applied in our society (one for police officers and one for regular citizens). How can we think about law, society, and justice in a way that is helpful and meaningful?
We are convinced of the power of the Gospel and the healing power of the Word of God. Our hope is to mourn with those who mourn and to begin speaking to our justice system in a prophetic way that begins a movement of transformation back to God’s Standards of justice in society. God says: “Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed. You are righteous, Lord, and your laws are right.The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.”- Psalm 119:136-138
WARNING: We kept the audio unaltered so that we could all better examine the audio itself. There is swearing in this.
No King but Christ!