Candles at an April 19 vigil at Edgemont Christian Church, Christiansburg, Va.1 Peter 3:15 tells us to be prepared to give reasons for the hope that is within us.  When it comes to “the hope that is within,” the responses of people of faith to tragic events like the Virginia Tech shootings (and before that, many other natural and human-made crises) is at the top of my list.

Click here for a list of articles on the DisciplesWorld website relating to the Virginia Tech shootings last week and the response by Disciples in Virginia and elsewhere. May these strengthen your hope too.

Also, click here for a preview of a reflection on the shootings written by Eric Hutton, a Nashville Disciple and Virginia tech graduate (90). The article won’t actually appear on the front page of our site until Tuesday, but you faithful blog readers can read it now. Come back to comment though…..