Rev. Gordon Myers is a retired pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, living in Arlington, Tenn. Through-out his life and ministry he has been active in social service and justice efforts. He currently serves the Poor People’s Campaign A National Call for Moral Revival as Co-Lead for Mobilizing the Mid-South.
In the wake of the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas, someone desperately asked: “Why is this happening?” I was shocked by the question because to me, as a theologian, the answer is painfully obvious. American history, culture and social norms are built upon the foundational equation: Violence equals power. Although […]