As Willow Creek Community Church Pastor Bill Hybels reflected on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he told his congregation to get rid of their naiveté about the reality of evil.
Just as the famed evangelist Billy Graham stated 10 years ago in front of then President George Bush and the rest of the country, Hybels affirmed Sunday that there is evil and Christians must learn how to respond to it.
"Some of us ... are naive to the reality of evil. We have never come to terms with what the Bible teaches about Satan and his power and how he organizes his accomplices to wreak havoc in this world and to wreak havoc in your life," Hybels said to thousands attending the Chicago-area megachurch. more >>
On the heels of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, conservatives and pundits expressed outrage over remarks by Paul Krugman, a liberal columnist for The New York Times, in his Sunday column titled “The Years of Shame.” He took exhaustive liberties in criticizing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former President George W Bush by writing, “what happened after 9/11” was “deeply shameful.”
Krugman, whose columns typically support leftist positions, states that the attacks should have been “a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue.” Bush and Giuliani, both of whom played instrumental roles in the aftermath of 9/11, were both referred to as “fake heroes” and described as having “raced to cash in on the horror.”
The emotional distress that enveloped the country after the attacks was used to “to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons,” according to Krugman. more >>
I certainly remember September 11, 2001. Like millions of other people, I have a distinct memory of where I was and what I was doing as the towers fell.
But I also remember well September 12, 2001, the day after the fateful event.
The Day After more >>
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Grief coming as the result of devastating tragedies such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States is not something anyone can simply process alone, said Orange County megachurch pastor Rick Warren during special weekend services.
The five "Hope & Freedom" services at Saddleback Church led by Warren paid tribute to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 and the wars that followed. Also, given tribute were the U.S. military members serving in Iraq or Afghanistan in the last 10 years, and the first responders at the scene of the 9/11 attacks.
Warren told the more than 3,000 people at each service at the church's main campus and those watching the webcast at Saddleback.com that there were lessons to be learned from tragedy. more >>
Evangelical leaders reached out to millions on the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with gripping narratives and heart-touching teaching during the nationwide broadcast “A Wake-Up Call for God’s People.”
The daughter of American evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, and New York Times bestselling author Joel Rosenberg, spoke with passion as they urged Christians to repent and start a fresh revival in the church.
“What has lulled you to sleep in your personal lives and in the church?” Lotz asked the audience. more >>
Bells tolled, wreaths were laid, memories ran deep, and a roll call of the dead was read out loud today as America paused in grim dignity and quiet grief ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Ceremonies from the formal and grand to the intimate were held in honor of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, but also to remember the spark that ignited a nation ten years ago and that once again woke “the sleeping giant.”
Houses of worship tolled their bells today while President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush arrived at ground zero in New York this morning. more >>