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An Image to Remember from the Virginia Tech Tragedy

Friday, April 20th, 2007

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Pictures of Cho Seung-Hui are now everywhere, thanks to NBC’s regretable decision to give the Virginia Tech shooter the publicity he desired. Even though I haven’t spent much time looking at them, I doubt I’ll soon forget the face of the cold-blooded murderer. I’m reminded of […]

What Can We Learn from the Virginia Tech Tragedy?

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

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Nothing can ever fully redeem the massacre at Virginia Tech. The tragic loss of so many lives is too great a price to be paid for any gain. But if we can learn from this terrible situation, if we live better lives individually and corporately because of what has happened, then the […]

Caring for People Who Are Grieving

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

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I want to say a few words about responding to people who are grieving. Most of us won’t have the opportunity to be personally involved with those who lost loved ones in the tragedy at Virginia Tech. But all of us will, in time, have the chance to reach out in love […]

Resources for Thinking About Suffering and Evil

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

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In light of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, I thought it might be helpful to put up some resources for people who are looking for answers to the tough questions having to do with suffering, evil, God, and faith. Though there are limits to our understanding, and thus to the satisfaction will […]

How Do We Respond to the Tragedy at Virginia Tech?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

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How do we respond to the unbearably tragic crisis at Virginia Tech? There are no simple answers. Our first responses are visceral: shock, horror, sadness, fear, grief. Thank God we aren’t immune to evil in such a way that we no longer feel such revulsion and pain.
As […]