The Christmas story must respond to the tears and pain of those who have walked through the valley of broken humanity. If God is so peaceful, why does such brutality, war, and murder happen to a child from Bethlehem?
That some wrest a pro-life ethic into an authoritarian morality focused on proselytizing a fundamentalist agenda should not be cause to dismiss the sanctity of life. What we need is a consistent theology for life across the board.
During these troublous times, we should take a long hard look at what it means to engage in justice. Christians like to emphasize that Jesus stated startling truths that shook His day. They champion their corner of truth without making clear what Jesus really stands for.