Sermons Take on New Urgency as Clergy Wrestle for Truth
Mark Sappenfield writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
On this weekday night on the edge of autumn, the Rev. Walt Gerber's congregation has come by the scores and by the hundreds to listen.
They fill each pew and spill out into the hallways, craning their heads around pillars and through open doors, each here to make some sense of the images they have seen over and over again: buildings destroyed, cities mourning, lives changed.
But on this most trying of evenings, Mr. Gerber has few words to say. Standing beneath the dark wooden vault of his candlelit Presbyterian church, dressed all in black, he turns to the Psalms, to Paul, to the writings of those who have seen the worst of human hatred - and not lost …
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