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One Thing You Missed: Terrorism and the Power of Words

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Week of August 9

This past week saw people reeling from the mass shootings that occurred in El Paso and Dayton. On this week’s episode of One Thing You Missed, I talk about the power of words and the rhetoric that so often lies behind these horrendous tragedies. Whether it is hate-fueled White Nationalism or some other noxious ideology, Christians must be ready to confront such things and speak a better word—in this case the very words of life.

Here’s the article I referenced in the video: White Nationalist Terrorism and the Gospel

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.

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About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.

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