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When Theology Kills: Reflections on Orlando

Before we get into this let me provide a disclaimer or two:
I'm a Jesus person. I'm a Gospel person. I'm a church person. These are my spiritual, theological convictions, and I do not demand that you share them, but I do ask that you respect them, and maybe even consider them.
I'm scared. I'm scared that I might be the problem, or at least a major part of it.

I'm scared because I'm not sure whether what I do, the job I perform, is making the world better, or if it is actually undergirding some great evil.

The job? I consider myself something of a theologian, or at least a theologian-in-training. By that I mean I interpret and teach Scripture vocationally. I think, speak and write about God. I attend a well-reputed seminary to learn about faith, church, religion and the Divine. And most days I love it. I'm thrilled over the work I’ll get to do in my lifetime: proclaiming the good news of Christ, bringing hope into situations where it’s wanting. I'm prou…