GC+You: Tucson Shooting Aftermath

January 19, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

GC+You is a weekly blog contributed by GCU Campus Pastor Tim Griffin and Student Development Director John-Paul Reiger.

Welcome to my first blog post at GCU! I’m excited about connecting with you and others around GCU at this space. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts about whatever is on your mind. I will try and do my part to both respond to your posts and to stimulate conversation and thought with mine.

So, let’s get started…

I’d love to hear from you about the public discussion in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings. What’s on your mind that you’d like to talk about?

As a pastor, I’m always hopeful that people who experience tragedy and loss will find their way forward. It’s not always clear how to contribute to that happening so I hope to learn from observing what others are going through and how they make it. Of course, my eyes are often focused on the leaders involved to see how God uses them to bring about healing. Curious as to what you think…

Hope you’re having a good day and I look forward to hearing from you.

Tim Griffin is currently the campus pastor at Grand Canyon University. He has an extensive background in both local church and para-church pastoral ministry. Before transitioning into his role with GCU he served for 11 years in the world of motorsports as a chaplain.Contact Pastor Tim at [email protected].

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  1. Anissa

    So many times people become bitter toward God when tragic events like the Tucson shooting occur. What we can’t see initially is the good the Lord always brings out of these situations. Maybe it brought certain people together to be close again, maybe it has strengthened the faith of others who need their hearts healed.

    I think there is a lot of criticism, however, regarding Obama’s visit to the memorial service, as it seemed more like a campaign than a speech of consolation. I could see how this could have negative effects…

    Jan.26.2011 at 5:30 pm
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