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Columbine Courage

Columbine Courage shares inspiring responses to terrorism by Christian youth and leaders who wanted to make a positive difference after the tragic school shooting in Columbine High School in 1999. On April 20, 1999, two students opened fire in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, leaving 13 dead and 25 injured. In the wake of that tragedy, Ron Luce spent time with Columbine students, listening to their experiences and sharing in their heartache. "Columbine Courage" is a collection of stories about the ground-swell of renewal in Christ that has grown out of these events and is spreading among young people across the country.

“The ultimate act of courage is to love the people who do you wrong. You may have every reason to strike back at those who have mistreated you or mocked you. The hard thing – the courageous thing – is to reach out to them in love knowing that they have been blinded by Satan. Godly courage demands that you love those who persecute you.” (Ron Luce, Columbine Courage, pp. 59-60)

“We made a dare to everyone in the youth group that we would step out of our clique of friends and make a new friend with a boy or girl in our school who always sits alone without a friend so that something like Columbine wouldn’t happen again.” Elizabeth, Student, Colorado (quoted in Columbine Courage, p. 67).

Saturday, January 6, 2018
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