Sojourners’ cover article (“‘Now is a Time for Theology to Thrive,’” by Ryan Herring, September-October 2015) ignores the fact that the investigation showed that Michael Brown was no innocent victim and the “hands up, don’t shoot” meme was false. Furthermore, [Herring’s] statements about the church and theology could have used a bit more consideration. For instance, he cites Caitlin Fair’s assertion: “We focus on things like helping the poor through coats and food drives ... this kind of participation is not only underdeveloped and irresponsible, but it is un-Christlike.” Just who the hell is Ms. Fair to judge what various churches are doing? This gets us nowhere.
David E. Dax