How to respond?  Four possibilities:
Every day – every single day – I wonder about church, the who what where when why and how of church. Laura Marie of Everyday Christianity suggests that we think of church as a verb. Huh.

Are we bringing hope?  That’s the question Jan Edmiston asks in achurchforstarvingartists.

We are all seeking thoughtful and measured words about Sutherland Springs. Martha Spong begins with a question her son asks: Why would anyone go to church now?

And finally, Diane Roth of Church in Community is looking for God in her church’s preschool, and imagining the children in Sutherland Springs.


Rev. Robin Craig is the pastor of Independence (OH) Presbyterian Church. She is also a spiritual director, a contributor to There’s a  Woman in the Pulpit and, when she can remember her password a blogger at

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