The End of Roe, the Murad Code, the Fracturing Right
KTF Weekly Newsletter
We know that emotions are pulling people in many, many different directions with the news this week that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. Some thoughts on that news below. And a lot more on that subject is coming in one of our first episodes of Season 2 of Shake the Dust (more info very soon). For now, let’s get to this week’s highlights.
Last week, the 538 Politics podcast released the episode “Where is the Political Right Headed? Here’s Where It’s Been.” Host, Galen Druke and author Matthew Continetti give a crash course on the right side of the American political landscape for those trying to figure out what the qualitative and quantitative differences between the right, conservatism, and the Republican Party actually are. The episode introduces to Continetti’s book, The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism, and dives deep into what it has to say. For followers of Jesus who are trying to disentangle political ideals from the teachings of Jesus and the Kingdom of God, a basic understanding of the historical, political context is essential to resist the idols of power and control. Without interrogating the goals, intentions, and contexts of those who seek and possess political power, we too can conflate our desires with God’s desires when often they are not the same.