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Who is Brendan Tevlin and why should you care?

brendanThe Justice Department sent 50 investigators to Ferguson MO to investigate the shooting of a young man by police.  Riots ensued and every major news organization was there covering everything for many days.  The young man pictured above was also shot and killed.  I wonder if you have heard about him?  If you haven’t you might ask yourself why not?

So here is your assignment today.  Find out who Brendan is.  Then spend some time thinking, I mean actually thinking about why every news organization in this country has not descended upon the city where he was killed?  Try to find out if anyone from the Justice Department has even interviewed the local police in the town where Brendan died.  Then get out a dictionary and look up the word “justice”.

 

 

 

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Thoughts on Justice part 2.

 I have been thinking about John Witte Jr’s presentation on ‘justice” at the symposium.  He quoted and man named Grant Gilmore –

“The better the society, the less law there will be. In Heaven there will be no law, and the lion will lie down with the lamb… . In Hell there will be nothing but law, and due process will be meticulously observed.”

Witte continued by turning this around and saying that “A Protestant faithful to Luther’s later and more enduring insights, however, might properly reach the exact opposite projection. In Heaven, there will be pure law, and thus the lamb will lie down with the lion. In Hell, there will be no law, and thus all will devour each other eternally. Heaven will exalt due process and each will always receive what’s due. Hell will exalt pure caprice and no one will ever know what’s coming.”

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