Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

"...mourn with those who mourn" (Romans 12:15).

Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four young black girls were murdered in a hateful, racist attack.

John Piper shares hits thoughts about the bombing at http://www.desiringgod.org/Blog/1389_the_birmingham_church_bombing/.

Mart De Haan raises the question of whether it is appropriate to forgive the unrepentant murderers at http://www.beenthinking.org/2008/09/16/to-forgive-or-not/.

2 comments:

Mitchell said...

Terry,

Thanks for the links to great articles! This really got me to thinking about the racism that still exists in the church today. We don't address it at all and we should, people will lose their souls. You should write an article on this subject so others can use it for bulletins, etc. Keep up the Great work.

Terry said...

Thanks, Mitchell! I address racism once in a while on my blog, but I've not considered an article like you have suggested. I will give it some thought and see what I can do. I appreciate your kind words!