While shots were firing, children were calling 911, and parents were in utter distress, the 79 minutes passed like a horror movie at the Uvalde, Texas primary school last week. While not wanting to Monday-morning quarterback the police activities, we do wish to address the fundamental disposition of a post-Christian society towards risk. The constant concern for “safe places” portends a society averse to risk. But, safe is not the highest value. Righteousness, liberty, and giving up your life for others is a higher value than “safe.” The Church is not a safe place, but He prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies!
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.