Another weekend, another shooting. A teen party in a small town in Alabama. Four dead. Louisville. Nashville. It’s exhausting. I know we get tired of hearing “thoughts and prayers.” I get tired because I know people are now saying it… and not even doing it for the victims.
Tag Archives: Gun Violence
Pressing prayers… but more
Esau McCaulley has some powerful words we should heed: I believe in the power of prayer. But the Christian response can’t be limited to it. That assumes that all activity on behalf of the innocent lies in the hands of the almighty when the Christian Scriptures themselves suggest that God will judge us according toContinue reading “Pressing prayers… but more”
The church’s opportunity
We’ve had at least four mass murder shootings this year in the U.S. Chicago is blowing away records with their current murder rate. They have also had over 2700 gun related crimes involving injuries or death. But this isn’t about guns. As I was pondering the four mass shootings of Charleston, S.C., Umpqua Community CollegeContinue reading “The church’s opportunity”
Why can we not just stop for a moment and MOURN?