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Year In Review 2021: The Biblical irony of Christians who denounce the message of Christ

2021 began a second year with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and the near collapse of American Democracy. Even with a vaccination for COVID-19, much of the turbulence from 2020 continued because of weaponized politics. That social trauma aggravated the public health crisis, and the economy’s struggle to recover.

While the year did not present the same risks of physical injury for journalism as the previous, the editorial staff of Milwaukee Independent experienced many difficult challenges in the process of reporting the news and preserving those conditions with images. The Year In Review (YIR) series has evolved from a simple annual feature that highlighted top stories of the past 12 months. It has become a more summarized presentation of important themes packaged together for readers. This collection of editorial content presents the work of Milwaukee Independent over 2021, in a way that helps educate and inform the public who may have missed the stories originally, or want to see how the dots were connected on related subjects over the past year.

This 2021 compilation continues to reflect the transformational mission of Milwaukee Independent, in a format that explores deeply personal issues and documents those inspirational stories that serve as an example for the community.

This "Year in Review” series that highlights different aspects of the news coverage from Milwaukee Independent over 2021.
  • Year In Review 2021: A journey to Alabama on the long road of America's unjust history
  • Year In Review 2021: Finding a strategy for giving up our confinement to fear
  • Year In Review 2021: When the party of Abraham Lincoln became the party of Jefferson Davis
  • Year In Review 2021: A dark shadow across Democracy after January 6 insurrection
  • Year In Review 2021: When racists complain about being labeled as racists
  • Year In Review 2021: Trump’s Cult of toxic patriotism that fueled the Big Lie
  • Year In Review 2021: Milwaukee's somewhat socially distanced public celebrations in photos
  • Year In Review 2021: Honoring a vibrant Black culture in Milwaukee from Cowboys to Juneteenth
  • Year In Review 2021: A virtual Japan experience in art and exploration to escape isolation
  • Year In Review 2021: The COVID-19 crisis further divides the Vaccinated and Unvaccinated
  • Year In Review 2021: The Biblical irony of Christians who denounce the message of Christ
  • Year In Review 2021: When marches start with a hope for healing and end with vigils for loss
  • Year In Review 2021: A generation of forgotten heroes who served our country
  • Year In Review 2021: Giving voice to unique stories from the Milwaukee community
  • Year In Review 2021: The ripple effect of social trauma across Milwaukee
This "Year in Review” series that highlights different aspects of the news coverage from Milwaukee Independent over 2019.
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About The Author

John Pavlovitz

John Pavlovitz is a 20-year ministry veteran trying to figure out how to love people well and to live-out the red letters of Jesus, both online in this global community.