The whole Kony-video thing seems to be over. Most of the millions of viewers watched the half-hour film about Joseph Kony right after Invisible Children released it. The group's action kits are sold out. Lots of thoughtful criticism has been written and widely shared. Yet I keep coming back to it, because these conversations have revolved around questions I wrestle with regularly as a missionary in Nicaragua.
"I met an activist who said, 'You should go back to Virginia and start to organize.' It took me about three months to send out the first e-mail."
Whatever its explicit message, Occupy Wall Street has made a powerful statement with its very mode of existence.
Global warming is dry science, an entirely rational question that should be addressed by experts working on our behalf and with our thanks. But it's not happening.
The call to make the world a better place is inherent in Christianity. But why have so many efforts by Christians gone so tragically wrong?