One Thing You Missed: Natural Disasters and the Significance of Place

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Week of September 6

Fourteen years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of the United States. I still have vivid memories of that period as I witnessed my hometown of Biloxi, MS nearly destroyed by that awful storm. Hurricane Dorian has reminded me of lessons I learned those many years ago about suffering and the significance of place and home.

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Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).