Remembering Newtown and Singing Jingle Bells

The anniversary of the Newtown shooting will always coincide with Advent, with the mournful, expectant waiting for Jesus’ arrival. As it should be–a recognition of this in-between space, in which the glimmer of hope breaks into the darkness, and yet the darkness still sometimes seems to be ever-present. [Read more…]

For Those Who Mourn This Christmas

I have had a number of people ask me how I respond to the Sandy Hook shootings from a theological perspective. I’ve written a few responses over the past week, and I suspect I will write more. There is a time for mourning, for silence, for crying out to God, for refusing to accept easy [Read More…]

Sin, Sickness, and Sandy Hook

The gospel offers a nuanced perspective on how we might explain Adam Lanza’s actions. [Read more…]

More to Read on the Sandy Hook Shooting

Three posts that helped me reflect on the Sandy Hook shootings in relation to good and evil, grace, and being the proactive hands and feet of God in this broken world. [Read more…]