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Gordon-Conwell Remembers September 11, 2001

September 9, 2011

Dear friends,

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday, each of us ought to prayerfully and solemnly remember that tragic day. I encourage each of you to set aside time this weekend for remembrance, reflection and prayer. Remember those who died, and their loved ones, many of whom are still suffering a decade later. Pray for the safety and wellbeing of our nation as we continue to grapple with events and issues that have arisen as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. And reflect upon the lessons of that day, especially upon the mercy God has shown us, both on that day and in the intervening years.

What follows are a number of resources to aid you in your reflections. There is a selection of sermons preached by our alumni after the terrorist attacks from the Fall 2001 edition of Contact Magazine. Another link discusses how D.Min. student, Rev. Diane Carter, found her call to minister while working as a volunteer firefighter at Ground Zero. The final link is to a story from one of our D.Min. alums, a licensed pilot, who should have been flying one of the hijacked planes that day. We hope that these resources serve as helpful stimulation for your own commemorations.

In Christ,
Dr. Dennis P. Hollinger
President & Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics

Reflections by Rev. Diane Carter

Sept. 11 attacks inspired firefighter to join ministry

Reflections from Steve Scheibner, D.Min. '11