Speechless

Solemnjesus1 That’s what I am in light of what happened at Virginia Tech yesterday. I had mentioned to Emily just the night before how it seemed that when people lose it these days…they really lose it. Violent crimes of rage seem to be getting more personal and more destructive.

I said this as we reflected on a recent incident in the Metroplex. Sunday morning, a man in nearby Richardson woke up at 5am and shot his 6 and 13 year old daughters while they slept before turning the gun on himself. You can read the article from the Dallas Morning News here.  Gerald Reed was his name. 50 years old. His brother said, "It just goes to
show when you see it on television or in the paper, you jump and say,
‘It’s a nutcase.’ This is a prime example it wasn’t."

Then what was it? What do you think causes someone to do such things? And, is there anything that we as a society can do to keep things like this from happening again?
Please pray today for Virginia Tech, and all who are grieving over this unspeakable tragedy.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Tim, I guess I’m still tired of the media feeding frenzies over other 9/11-Columbine type tragities. No dig at you for your post, for real, I just kind of don’t feel like watching the news anymore. I felt like throwing up when I heard the news on the radio. Ugh.