Transformation Tips

Delbert W. Baker

is vice-chancellor of the Adventist University of Africa near Nairobi, Kenya.

Processing Real-time Tragedy: Four Stages

February 14, 2018.

Process One: Revulsion

Like millions of people around the world, I too was shocked and deeply moved. I heard about and saw the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a young gunman killed 17 people and wounded 17 more.

It made no difference that I was some 8,000 miles away at the Adventist University of Africa (AUA). The news flashed around the world in real time.

Process Two: Response

Of course, it wasn’t the first school shooting. We all know the sickening list of these incidents. However, something about this Parkland situation riveted me. With sorrow, …

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