Tag Archive | tragedy

Evangelical Leaders and 9/11

Christianity Today asked evangelical leaders to reflect on how they have changed in the ten years since 9/11. I want to highlight the last leader in the piece, Rev. Will Willimon, who is the  bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. A friend pointed me in this direction, so it is […]

Schirch on Grieving on the 9/11 Anniversary

I don’t agree with everything over at The Huffington Post, but I found this article by Lisa Schirch, a professor at Eastern Mennonite University, interesting. She is an expert in public policy and security, and points out six things that she was grieving on the 9/11 anniversary this year. Here is her intro, and her […]

Candorville, the Day After 9/11

I’m planning to post a variety of interesting or thought provoking articles I’ve come across since my posts on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Since I ended those posts with Sunday’s Candorville comic, I thought I would start today’s series with the Candorville comic from Monday. I really hope that we can […]

Whither the TSA

What should be done with the TSA? The author of the legislation that created the TSA thinks they have gone far off track and should be pulled back, overhauled, and privatized. I commented on the TSA previously here and here.  This piece from Audrey Hudson at Human Events details his comments from a recent interview […]

Messiah College Students Shine

This article on PennLive.com about the flooding and recovery in Derry Township (Hershey area) has an interesting note for those of us who care about Messiah College: Stapleton said he doesn’t have flood insurance. No one in the neighborhood thought they needed it. His homeowners insurance representative said it would be two to three weeks […]

9/11: Comic of the Day

Not really funny, but I thought this comic appropriate for the day. Makes you think.

Did 9/11 Change Everything?

Over at Religion Dispatches, Paul Harvey says that it did not. Why? I’ll let him explain: The cliché that 9/11 “changed everything” is nowhere less true than in the post-9/11 impulse to declare war immediately. War was a choice as well as an echo: a choice Americans made, and an echo of how Americans have made […]

Messiah College Remembers 9/11

Thought I would share this video of Messiah College students remembering where they were on 9/11. Interesting to hear these reflections from some who were so young on 9/11.  

Fea on 9/11 and Patriotism

Another good post from friend and colleague John Fea, this time from his weekly Patheos column. Fea reflects on 9/11 and its interpretations. Generally, it has been interpreted through the lens of patriotism, while Fea offers that the general human spirit offers as good an explanation for the initial motivation. Here is his conclusions about […]

Connecting 9/11 and Labor Day

Thanks to my friend John Fea, historian at Messiah College, for a thoughtful post that attempts to do what few have done: connect 9/11 to the Labor Day weekend just past. Fea articulates that the heroism that we saw was less related to patriotism than it was to the sense of calling and vocation among […]