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Missing the point in Baltimore

Missing the point in Baltimore

In their book, "Adventures in Missing the Point," Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo contend that limited ways of thinking prevent us from accurately diagnosing our situation, and hence, offering a remedy for our problems. "If global capitalism makes the rich richer and leaves the poor in poverty, what will we do?" they ask. "Merely thank God we're among the rich? Can we say we love God if we don't love our neighbor who lives in an overpopulated, underfed, overpolluted, undermedicated, strife-torn slum?" Their observation rings true as I reflect on statements made by elected officials in the aftermath of the Freddie Gray case, and on the unconscionable...