Mike Ovey, the principal of Oak Hill College, London has written a perceptive and thought provoking comment on the recent riots and looting in London.
He makes four observations about the responses to the looters, that are quite revealing:
- There is a sense that the looters are profoundly "other".
- the vehemence of the responses and the strength of the blame game often seem to speak of real anger.
- The responses are not just anger, but also bewilderment and incredulity.
- Christians are not being looked to for answers.
- Civil Disobedience
- Sin Doesn't Work
Adrian Warnock, who is a member of a church in Enfield (one of the areas in London hit by riots and looting), has also written some thoughts on what's been happening in London. Read this here.