The Reconnect 11-7-17 | Why shootings won’t stop the Church | Coming along side those who are hurting
New information emerges on the 26-year old man who killed 26 people at a small Texas church. And in the aftermath of what one pastor called an “extermination-level” event, how do the people of God respond in the face of these kinds of tragedies? We discuss a few important responses posted recently around the web:
- Article: Why church shootings don’t intimidate the church
- Article: A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
- Resource: How to talk to your kids about the First Baptist Sutherland Springs shooting
In our culture, we are not accustomed to entering into the grief of others. How do we come alongside the grief and sorrow of others? Our guest is Ashleigh Slater, author of Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life is Hard. Ashleigh helps us process through how we can pray, listen, acknowledge and comfort those grieving- and how to know when to speak and when to hold back that bit of unsolicited advice. It is very important that we don’t try to rush people through their pain.