Our Nation’s Terrible Tragedies Are a Symptom of a Disconnected America


By Dr. Richard Land | Southern Evangelical Seminary for CNS News

The young gunman in the tragic Parkland, Florida, massacre on Valentine’s Day was officially charged last week with 17 counts of murder. Questions still loom: “What went wrong?” “Why didn’t someone listen to or heed the warning signs?” “What could have been done to prevent it?”

The increasingly scary headlines point to a deep-seated problem in the culture.

The Parkland, Florida, shooting and the seemingly endless cycle of violence that we have witnessed over the past few years is truly frightening. These terrible tragedies are symptoms—a sign that something has gone terribly wrong in our society. We have disconnected from one another. Long before the economic crash of 2008, we experienced a “social crash.” Millions of Americans are alone and lonely, more than they have ever been before.” Continue reading…

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