Last Tuesday afternoon, reports began to emerge of a shooting in the Finley Forest condominiums in Chapel Hill. I immediately thought of the several graduate students in the graduate IVCF chapter who live there and called one to check on their safety. They were just returning home from class and were greeted by parked police cars surrounding one of the condos. That was the first they had heard of the shooting which happened less than an hour before.
It was only the previous Friday that our graduate InterVarsity chapter held one of its chapter meeting dinners at these same graduate studentsâ€™ home in Finley Forest, so my mind went immediately to the people I had seen there that day as I parked on the street before entering their condo . . . as I had done on a few Fridays previously over the last year. Our chapter rotates its dinner meetings among several of the grad student membersâ€™ homes so it just so happened that our last dinner meeting had been in Finley Forest. [Read more…] about Prayers for Chapel Hill