“We do not lose heart…”

“We do not lose heart, because our inner being is renewed each day even though our body is being destroyed at the same time. The present burden of our trial is light enough, and earns for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. We do not fix our gaze on what is seen [Read More...]

Aurora’s smallest survivor

Meet Hugo Medley, and read his story:  When Katie Medley gave birth to healthy baby boy at University of Colorado Hospital, her husband Caleb, wounded in Colorado’s theater shooting, lay in a medically induced coma one floor below her. Hugo Jackson Medley was born at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday, at 18.5 inches long and weighing 7 [Read More...]

Being Christian: “Batman’s” Bale visits, prays at Aurora memorial

Poignant video, below: The story: ”Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale visited the memorial for victims of the Aurora theater shooting on Tuesday, as well as visited with some of the victims of the shootings at the Medical Center of Aurora South. Bale, and his wife Sibi Blazic arrived and walked around the memorial to [Read More...]

A sermon that made me sit up and go “Wow”

From Lutheran preacher and my Patheos blog neighbor Nadia Bolz-Weber.  This is one of those times when I  sat there and said to myself, in  awe and wonder and envy, “Man, I wish I’d written that.” A snip:  I had gone to New Orleans with an idea for a sermon on Mary Magdalen – a [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words: light in the darkness

A memorial for 12 shooting victims sits at the fountain of Aurora Municipal Center after a prayer vigil Sunday. [Read more...]

Prayers in Colorado: “What kind of people are we becoming?”

Details, from the Los Angeles Times:  At Queen of Peace Catholic Church, about 20 minutes from the Century 16 theater, service-goers on Sunday almost completely filled the 1,500-seat building at a morning Mass to remember parishioner A.J. Boik and to pray for at least two other church members injured in Friday’s tragic theater shooting. Some [Read More...]

Homily for July 22, 2012: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time — UPDATED WITH AUDIO

To hear audio of this homily, click the green arrow below HOMILY072212 [Click here for readings] The tragic news out of Aurora, Colorado has cast a long shadow over this summer weekend.  Aurora joins a sad list of places whose names have come to symbolize senseless violence and loss.  Places like Columbine, and Fort Hood [Read More...]

Ministering to the grieving in Aurora

Details:  The news came in to Mitch Hamilton by phone just after midnight. Members of his church had been inside the theater when shots rang out. Hamilton is pastor of Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church, near the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where a gunman opened fire early Friday, killing 12 and wounding dozens more. “We’re [Read More...]