Tag Archives: tragedy

Preaching relief

The state Baptist General Convention recently celebrated 40 years of its disaster-relief program that has assisted people from coast to coast in almost every type of tragedy, including hurricanes, floods, wildfires and tornadoes. In 2013, disaster-relief volunteers were spread thin as they helped clean up flooded homes in Colorado, provided assistance to superstorm Sandy victims

Making schools safe

For many years, I’ve been concerned about this issue. I was privileged to work with 22 other Oklahomans appointed to the OCSS to analyze our current school security climate. The panel consisted of professionals from diverse fields such as local education, homeland security, mental health, local law enforcement, parents and operational planning. When tragedies strike,

Chernobyl Diaries

From the mind of Paranormal Activity maestro Oren Peli and first-time director Bradley Parker, the film follows six 20-somethings (including former boy bander Jesse McCartney) taking an “extreme tour” of the town of Pripyat, abandoned since the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster of 1986. They’re not supposed to be there, but it wouldn’t be extreme if

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