yesterday, i wrestled with my emotions.
eventually, i’d calmed down enough to casually tweet about my reflections on the response of certain evangelical leaders back when the newtown tragedy occurred in an effort to divulge my demeanor.
at the time i wrote,
‘my blood pressure rises, and i have to quite consciously resist the urge to tweet and comment and lay out a slew of expletives distancing myself from this insanity and demanding its marginalization… i want to call out the dangerous and damning theology i find more hurtful than it is helpful.
but how can i do so in a peaceful and productive way?’
i had similar sentiments yesterday when i saw numerous, equally ludicrous responses to the horrific destruction caused by a series of tornadoes in oklahoma. the one that initially sent me in to orbit was this gem from john piper, reminding folks that the story of a supernatural twister has been woven before in ancient hebrew literature – devastation devised at the hands of the divine, for a purpose far greater than ourselves.