Michael Cooper-White


As I have written in this space before, the most troubling images from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol were of crosses, the Christian flag, and signs claiming perpetrators were fomenting mayhem and murder in the name of Jesus.

Preludes to Jan. 6 were “Jericho Marches” that used a biblical image of symbolically bringing down the walls of government and staging a Washington takeover. A December march devolved into nighttime attacks by the Proud Boys against African American churches.

An Adams County resident who also lives part-time in New York City, Cooper-White is President Emeritus of United Lutheran Seminary and Director of Lutheran Formation at Union Theological Seminary. The opinions expressed in these columns are his own.

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James Rife

It's weird reading a column by a Lutheran minister and seminary director arguing against God and Christianity.

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