Category: National Tragedy

National Tragedy

Joel Nails It On “The Cult of the Constitution” – @ejoelwatts

Joel Watts – http://www.unsettledchristianity.com – wrote a nice little piece about how the Constitution of the United States takes on cult-like status with many of it's staunchest supporters. This hasn't been more clear than in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. There are many highlights from the article, but here is

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Too Much Gun Control Advocacy, Huh?

This is a graphic used by NAGR – The National Association for Gun Rights. They have been using it for quite some time. Not just in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary – as they seek to preempt proposed gun control measures – but much of the last year. To be clear,

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John Lomperis Gives Me A Lesson In Snark

This morning, I posted my thoughts and feelings about The Institute on Religion & Democracy and how they have yet to issue a response to the Sandy Hook massacre. A bit later, the IRD posted a story that recounted how the Washington National Cathedral responded to the shooting. Shortly after that, @theIRD tweeted me a

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SERMON from 12-16-12: A Response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Psalm 126 1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,*
 we were like those who dream. 
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
 and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then it was said among the nations,
 ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ 
3 The Lord has done great things for us,


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SERMON from 9-11-11: “10 Years & 77 Times”

Matthew 18:21-35: 21 Then Peter came and said to him, Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times? 22 Jesus said to him, Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared

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Wilson Phillips and the September 11th Anniversary

This Sunday, it will have been 10 years since I flipped on The Today Show to see WTC 1 in flames and watch helplessly as United 175 slammed into WTC 2. I am sure that I am not the only pastor struggling with how best to approach this tragic anniversary. Personally, there is already so

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