Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kony 2012

By now, I am sure you have heard the name Kony. Just 17 days ago, there was a video posted on YouTube by an organization called The Invisible Children. In just those 17 days, it has had close to 5 million hits per day. That's almost 85 million hits in total. I finally took the time to watch it this afternoon. It is powerful. It is unreal. It is moving. You might just be very important for you to take 30 minutes of your day and watch this video.



But just as important as this video and the social justice to stop Kony is the response of Christians to this issue. I do not have the time, energy, or expertise to respond to this video. But I am linking a couple responses I have read that seem to do a good job of dealing with the main points. Hopefully, these will help you think through your response to Kony in 2012.

New Hope Uganda says that the real issue is not schooling, but families. In addition, the greatest thing that we can offer those who are hurting by this issue is the gospel of Jesus and forgiveness.

Tim Challies says that we need to stop and breathe and not overreact to things like this. That doesn't mean we do not get involved, but be informed of your involvement.

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