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Thursday, December 3, 2015

'Thoughts and Prayers' After the San Bernardino Shooting

On 'Thoughts and Prayers' After the San Bernardino Shooting
Prayer—and lament—is the proper first response to tragedy.
Andy Crouch
We can say with some confidence that all the following are true. 1.a. When news of a tragedy reaches us, almost all of us find our thoughts overwhelmed for minutes, hours, or days, depending on the scope and severity and vividness of the loss. This is called empathy—our ability to put ourselves in the place of others and imagine their suffering... continue reading >>

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