Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Church is supposed to be a place of peace and safety but  that wasn't the case for a church in Bowling Green after a son stabbed his father with a knife at the end of the service. Fortunately, the father appears to be recovering. The son, who said he was moved by the message, is being held in jail on a $500,000 bond. But what are churchgoers to think of such things? For starters, evil is real and the church is not immune from it. People bring their baggage—their sin and brokenness to church and sometimes in all its ugliness, it is unpacked for all to see. Truth is that no church member truly has it altogether and what they do appear to have together, they can thank God for. And all can be thankful that unexpected violence didn't have a much worse ending.