By Randy Alcorn | Eternal Perspective Ministries
Published in June of 2020
SUMMARY: Taking a nuanced view leads to tension and oftentimes that tension is where we Christians need to be. Author Randy Alcorn says that, “just as bad cops deserve to be condemned and prosecuted, good cops deserve to be praised and commended.” We couldn’t agree more.
KEY QUOTE: “As true racism by a cop can result in disaster, false assumptions about the majority of cops can also be devastating, giving people a warped lens through which they view the police.”
DIG DEEPER: We have curated four guided learning paths to help you think distinctly Christian about policing.
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