Posted: April 16, 2007 in Uncategorized

It seems odd to be scheduled to deliver a lecture on a college campus tonight, given the tragic news story dominating the nation today. Thoughts and prayers go out to those closest to the horrible situation at Virginia Tech today.

A quick Internet search located the Church of Christ Student Center on the campus. It is just down the street from the dormitory where the early morning shooting took place, but across campus from the engineering building where the majority of the massacre reportedly took place later in the morning. You can read blog updates from one of the ladies associated with the campus ministry in Blacksburg HERE.

As I watched CNN, one of the reporters made the interesting observation that (a) these events generally seem to occur on school grounds, and (b) they seem to occur in America. Neither makes sense.

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi Al, I noticed there were several people coming over to my site from yours. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. And thanks for letting your readers know they can check it out to find out what locals feel about the tragedy. We of course are really shocked and scared, but I am already seeing our community come together to embrace the students and help us all get through this. Thanks, all, for your continued prayers.

  2. Al Sturgeon says:

    Thanks so much, Lisa.

    I noticed my friend, Darah, commented on your blog. I hope you two can talk – Darah is awesome in the first place, but given her experience with a tragic school shooting, she has a lot of true empathy to share.

  3. Lisa says:

    She has emailed me and we are discussing the situation. Thanks!

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