In the wake of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon this week, there’s one question I’m struggling with over most others. It’s not about gun control, it’s not about mental health strategies, and it’s not about politics. It’s about my relationship with God.
Stories have come out from the survivors about how the shooter asked people about their religious beliefs. Some claim that Christians were targeted, others suggest that it was simply gauging each victim’s perception of where they were about to go. Whatever the truth, I find myself asking the question.
If someone pointed a gun at me, and asked if I’m a Christian, would I say yes knowing that it meant their next action would be to pull the trigger? Continue Reading →