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The Myth of Redemptive Violence
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

This week President Barack Obama called the shooting in Colorado “evil.” And he is right. But perhaps it is also time that we declare that violence is evil, everywhere—period. It’s obvious that killing folks ...

Mary Magdalene, the Massacre in Our Town, and Defiant Alleluias
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

To sing praise to God amid destruction and violence is to simply put evil in it’s place. It’s to draw a line and say here and no further. For the devil surely hates the sound of alleluia. ...

Aurora Worshippers Seek Solace, Guidance After Movie Theater Shooting
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Worshippers in Aurora, Colo., rocked by the July 20 mass shooting flocked to church Sunday, seeking solace within their faith communities. AURORA, Colo.—Worshippers in this city ...

He Said: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Is a Redemption Tale
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

"The Dark Knight Rises" is a story about redemption. It is a tale of finding courage in the face of overwhelming adversity, in spite of overwhelming physical and spiritual suffering. ...

Lord Have Mercy: A Prayer for Colorado
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

Loving God, Darkness has covered our nation and thick darkness has descended upon our people. Tragedy has clouded out the light. Shots rang out in Aurora, Colorado. Some people were wounded by gas and bullets. ...

Colorado Massacre Casualty Cheated Death in Toronto Mall Shooting Last Month
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

Among the 12 moviegoers killed in the massacre in Aurora, Colo., early this morning was Jessica Ghawi, a aspiring young sportscaster from Texas who had narrowly missed being injured in another act of random violence — the shooting spree in a Toronto ...

Billy Graham's Team Prays with Colorado Shooting Victims, Families
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

According to Cathy Lynn Grossman in USAToday: Five chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Rapid Response Team, already in Colorado and New Mexico ministering to victims of the ravaging wildfires, redeployed to Aur ...