What I Wrote This Week @UrbanFaith: July 16-27

Hitchhiker, NYC

  • Let the 2012 Games BeginInspiring stories of America’s Olympians of faith and the inside scoop on the opening ceremony.
  • What Does It Mean to Be ‘Pro Life’? Why I don’t think my position on the legality of abortion defines me as a ‘pro-lifer.’
  • Movies, Guns, and Violence: What turns young men like the Aurora killer into mass murderers? Could it be easy access to guns, violence in movies, or perhaps even fanboy culture?
  • Praying for the People of Aurora: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Aurora, Colorado, after last night’s mass shooting during a screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Please join us in prayer for the victims, their families, and our domestic terrorism problem.
  • Responsibility and the Affordable Care Act: A response to critics of my ‘Obamacare’ post and a challenge to Christian colleges that are suing over the contraception mandate.
  • Jesse Jackson’s Mystery Mood DisorderStigma and shame are common barriers to treatment for mental illness, especially in the Black community. Therapist LaTonya Mason Summers says this could be one reason Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mood disorder diagnosis remains a mystery.