school shooting package

school shooting package

The massacre last year at a suburban high school in Littleton, Colo., brought into relief a resurgence in teen spirituality. In the aftermath of the event, teens swelled churches, attended rallies, and asked the deepest questions about life's meaning. We look back at this singularly horrific school shooting and examine whether it changed our views on guns and violence, why evangelicals have embraced Columbine as a Christian event, and how this event shook our faith in suburbia.

A Year After Columbine
"As I sat in the newsroom one day, I unexpectedly found myself weeping at my desk." A Denver reporter asks questions of us all

Choosing Life: A Joint Pastoral Statement on Violence
By Eusebius J. Beltran, archbishop of Oklahoma City, and Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Denver

The Cassie Bernall "Myth"
A package of links about the Cassie Bernall controversy

"I Smell the Presence of Satan" challenges the Cassie Bernall "confession of faith"
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
A wave of post-Columbine revival swells nationwide

Mystique of the Martyr
Talk of martyrdom is on the rise among Christian teens fervent about their faith and sober to the reality of violence

The Martyr's Song
The faith of Cassie Bernall and her family is a legacy that inspired Michael W. Smith's release 'This Is Your Time'
Fervor Crosses Faith Lines
We may never know what lurked in the souls of the killers. It's the kids who are picking up the pieces

The Grieving Teen: Responding to Columbine
Making Sense of the Senseless
The urban legends surrounding the Columbine massacre help us delay facing a more complex reality

This Is Your Time: A Song for Cassie Bernall

Columbine: Whose Fault Is It?

A response by Marilyn Manson to Columbine in Rolling Stone
Pastor Bruce Porter, author of "The Martyr's Torch: The Message of the Columbine Massacre" and family friend of victim Rachel Scott, joined Beliefnet for a live chat about the tragedy on Yahoo, Wednesday, April 19. Read the transcript here.