Shepherding through the Sutherland Springs Shooting: A Pastoral Response, Part 1

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While my heart breaks every time I hear about a mass shooting that results in the senseless loss of life, the news this weekend of the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas hit me particularly hard for a couple of reasons.

One, this one is close to home. I grew up in a rural church in a small Texas town, both of similar size as Sutherland Springs. And the second church I pastored was a rural church in a small Mississippi town, also both of similar size as Sutherland Springs. As I watched the story unfold, I couldn’t help but think, “That could have been me and my church.” ... Read More.