Did the Batman film itself play a role in the Aurora massacre? That’s a big question.
The four men that walked into that Colorado movie theater that fateful night didn't hesitate to lay down their lives for the ones they loved. Each of the boyfriends used their bodies to deliberately take the bullets that would have been received by their beloved girlfriends. They will be eternally remembered as heroes and are a shining example of God's word: "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).
Hours after the Aurora theater shootings, photos of aspiring sportscaster Jessica Redfield, among other victims, were circulating the internet. Redfield’s final blog post garnered attention throughout the world. It’s a post that reminds us all of the reality of uncertainty, the importance of gratitude, and the amazing gift of life.
I realize that gratuitous video violence did not directly or independently cause James Holmes to purchase weapons and murder theater patrons. On the other hand, violence in media along with other cultural influences have set the dividing line between acceptable and deviant extremely low.
It’s the question that won’t go away. So what do we think and say in the face of the sort of evil we saw in Aurora last week?
Petra Anderson's pastor calls it "nothing short of a miracle." Petra was shot four times during the Colorado midnight shootings and even had a bullet lodged in her brain. But praise God she is completely recovered and out of the hospital just a few short days later!
Evil is a spiritual condition, promoted by our great enemy who goes by many names, including Satan and Lucifer.
Prayers for love and forgiveness, rather than condemnation, were led from pulpits and altars in churches across Aurora Sunday morning.
Thousands gathered Sunday night in Aurora, Colo., for a prayer vigil honoring the victims of Friday's theater massacre that killed 12 and wounded 58 others.
Hearts broke around the world at the horrifying news of the Colorado movie shooting last week and there are still many unanswered questions as to how someone could do something so evil. Loving father Gordon Cowden was one of the 12 that lost their lives that night and he attended Colorado Community Church in Aurora, Colo. As the church mourns the loss of their friend and brother, they also did something that would be very difficult for all of us to do in the face of such anguish.
While residents of the city of Aurora struggle to cope with the aftermath of Thursday night’s shooting, in which 12 were killed and 58 were wounded, stories are emerging of hope and courage in the face of tragedy from believers who were affected by the massacre.
There is a word that is often airbrushed from our rhetoric. Evil. And we need the word back.
At least 12 people are dead and up to 50 injured after a mass shooting at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises at a suburban Denver movie theater around 12:30 a.m. local time.
Another senseless act of random violence in America has made the headlines. This time there was a random shooting in a movie theater, during the opening night of The Dark Knight. This was the midnight showing in Aurora, Colo., just outside of Denver.
The same vexing but inescapable question comes every time a Columbine happens or an Anders Behring Breivik attempts to justify his mass homicide. How could such a thing happen? How could a human being do such a thing?