One more…

I have seen the headlines of the shooting in Uvalde yesterday. I have not read the stories. I started to read one article.  But I closed the web page. My heart couldn’t take it.  I started to cry.  “Lord…Lord…how many more?  How much longer until You return and make all things right?” I have not […]

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How to think about 9/11

This Sunday is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against America.  Many are offering commentary on the topic.  Here are two that I find particularly helpful and a couple more that I have penned in response to various tragedies. First, Al Mohler has republished the sermon he gave two days after the attack.  His […]

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What I wrote on 9/11/01

I wasn’t blogging in 2001.  But I was writing an email devotional, and this is what I wrote the day after 9/11/01. “Enemy-occupied territory — that is what this world is.” So said C. S. Lewis nearly 50 years ago in Mere Christianity. Those words are haunting in their poignancy this morning, for as we […]

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Violence, again

More than a decade ago, there was a shooting in a Fort Worth church where a number of people were killed by a gunman.  That same week, John MacArthur was speaking at a conference I was attending and when he was asked about the event he responded, “The deeper the world sinks into the abyss […]

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Another violent tragedy

I didn’t have my radio on most of the day yesterday, so I heard no news during the day.  On my drive home I was listening to a sermon, so I likewise missed the news.  So when I got home one of the girls said something about Fort Hood, and I was confused about what […]

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What to say about Virginia Tech

The events today at Virginia Tech are tragic. Several years ago, after the shootings at Columbine, John Piper compiled 21 ways to love and comfort the hurting. He later revised the list after the 9-11 tragedy. His words are just as appropriate for today. A condensed version of his essay may be found here.

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