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…]

What I will Teach my Children After Sandy Hook

I want goodness to triumph in my children’s lives, and one thing I can do in a proactive way is to teach my children kindness [Read more…]

Sin, Sickness, and Sandy Hook

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