When the Killer is a Church Member

Who’s To Blame?


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May 03, 2019

The accused in the San Diego synagogue shootings was a member of a reformed presbyterian church, and his father an elder in the congregation, according to reports. The question Christianity Today asks is, “Who is to blame?” We tackle the nature vs. nurture question again, but caution against weighing too heavily on the social/environmental causes. We take a look at the Bowe Bergdahl, Paul Hill, and John T. Earnest stories, and draw in Scriptural explanations and warn against the secular attacks on church teaching and the slippery, sweeping generalizations about “provocative” language.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.