It is Labor Day and the first day of September. Martin Marty has returned, offering his wisdom, in his weekly Sightings column. Having been off for a month, he takes up the issue that has dominated the conversation for the past month -- the events in Ferguson, Missouri. He raises the question both of the sense of hopelessness that pervades the country and the role that religion is playing in the context -- beyond the celebrity sightings (Al Sharpton) -- and ends with a note about the response of Mark Labberton, president of my alma mater, Fuller Theological Seminary, a response he thought might be the most eloquent of all. Take a read and offer your thoughts.