Faith Traditions Respond to Virgina Tech…

The Washington Post’s online forum, On Faith, asks the following question to a group of panelists:

How does your faith tradition explain (and respond to) senseless tragedies such as the Virginia Tech shootings?

 

There are a lot of great answers including responses from N.T Wright and Desmond Tutu (read the rest here). There are not, however, any views from the United Methodist or Wesleyan faith tradition.

 

This is a great question–a great exercise of faith. What do you say?

 

h/t: Irenic Thoughts

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2 responses to “Faith Traditions Respond to Virgina Tech…

  1. I would (off the top of my head), express that we live in a fallen, broken world where people are led to sin. Sometimes the sin has small consequences for the sinner and the person around him. Sometimes it has ghastly consequences. There is partial healing of the world now in Christ, but there will be no complete healing of the disease of sin and senseless suffering until the eschaton.

  2. “…there will be no complete healing of the disease of sin and senseless suffering until the eschaton.”

    For our “normal” friends, eschaton is the coming of Jesus, the climax of time…

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