Ever since the news broke out on Sunday of the beheading of twenty-one Coptic workers in Libya, there has been barrage of news links, Facebook statuses, and blog posts (sorry).
With the intent of informing myself, I've read through a lot of these and have landed in a state of complete bewilderment. It's a bit overwhelming.
How am I supposed to feel right now? Should I be mad that the video is being shared so carelessly? Should I be annoyed that the White House statement neglected to identify the victims as Christians? Should I rejoice that the Egyptian government responded by bombing Islamic State targets in Libya?
It's easy to respond to big questions like these almost automatically (e.g. yes. yes. I don't know) and to make them our focus, but I fear we are just missing the point.Read More