A habit of ministry

We’ve heard the question, as have pastors around the country: Where is God in the death and devastation that struck September 11? One clergyman reported that a New Yorker who noticed his clerical collar stopped him on the street to ask exactly that shortly after the World Trade Center towers collapsed. According to the Christian faith, however, God is known through the words and deeds of those who follow Jesus. In light of that conviction, what could be taken as a purely metaphysical question becomes much more practical: Where is the church in these terrible events?


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