Day: June 18, 2015

On Charleston: Responses from voices of faith

On Charleston: Responses from voices of faith

The deaths in Charleston, S.C. have prompted grief, anger, fear, the question of whether there is any sanctuary, even in a sanctuary, from a violence and hate that continues. Some of today’s voices: Earlier today, President Barack Obama issued a statement on the Charleston shootings: …At some point, we as a country will have to […]

Charleston updates: Rev. Pinckney is among those killed; suspect is captured

Charleston updates: Rev. Pinckney is among those killed; suspect is captured

The New York Times and other sources report that the suspect in the Charleston shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Dylan Storm Roof, has been captured in Shelby, N.C. The police here say Mr. Roof, who is white, is suspected of being the gunman who walked into the prayer meeting Wednesday night, sat down with black parishioners for nearly an hour, and then opened fire.

South Carolina Episcopal bishop responds to Charleston shooting

A message from the Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina: The unimaginable tragedy at Emanuel AME Church calls for prayer, response, and self examination. In our prayers, may we remember the victims, their families, the community of faith that is Emanuel, the wider communities of faith in the […]

Nine fatalities reported in shooting at Charleston, S.C. church

Nine fatalities reported in shooting at Charleston, S.C. church

1:18 a.m. ET: BREAKING: The New York Times has reported nine fatalities in the S.C. shooting: Officials did not release information about possible victims. Chief Greg Mullen said the police believed it was a hate crime. The gunman has not been arrested yet. 1:10 a.m. ET.: This evening at 9 p.m., an as-yet-unidentified or apprehended […]

Speaking to the Soul: Gospel Language

Speaking to the Soul: Gospel Language

There are many ways to be good linguists. Sometimes it is in making the Gospel stories our own and repeating them in our own words. Sometimes it is in speaking simply about our own relationships with the living God. It can be through doing something that reveals the love of God for those whom we serve. And sometimes it is in learning somebody else’s concepts and speaking about Christ through them.