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Condolences & Comments about Mass Shooting


Pastor Ed Young Appears on Fox News to Offer Condolences and Comments about Mass Shooting in Aurora, CO.

Ed Young, pastor of Dallas and Miami-based Fellowship Church, advices viewers to move from the “Why?” to the “What Now?” as he offers words of hope and healing during national tragedy.

Grapevine, TX, July 24, 2012—

Pastor Ed Young appeared on Fox News this past Sunday morning to offer words of condolence and purpose as he spoke with a host about the tragic mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre last Friday. Ed Young opened the interview with the below response when asked how we [human population] can make sense of this tragedy:

“We live in a fallen world; bad things happen to good people and innocent people-pain is hard to grapple with,” explains Ed Young.

But Pastor Ed Young goes on with a word of encouragement, “We need to move rapidly from the ”Why?” question to the “What?” question.  Not just “Why me?” but “What should we do because of this?’”

The interview continued as the discussion turned to Ed Young’s recent statements about the effects of the internet on individuals. “We need to be careful whether we are adults, children or students when we go online,” says Ed Young.

Ed Young then offers an answer to the questions many people have been asking concerning this situation and other questions that may come up as people face difficult times and unanswered situations: “Why me? Why am I here? God has answers for this.  God wants to give us all a purpose in the mist of pain,” says Ed Young.

Ed Young closed the interview by quoting Francis Schaeffer:Whenever you have a culture that no longer has any absolute truth, you have a culture that bases everything on relativism and particulars- the result in that culture is chaos.”

The interview ended as Pastor Ed Young agreed that thoughts and prayers were continuing in millions of churches in America. The complete interview can be seen on Ed Young’s blog.

Suspect James Holmes is accused of opening fire in a Colorado movie theatre, Friday, July 23, killing 12 and injuring 58 more.


Ed Young is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church, one of the most attended churches in North America. He is an author and speaker noted for communicating biblical truth in creative and memorable ways. He has a passion for making the complex, simple as he speaks truth to people in ways they can understand and apply to their everyday lives. He has written 14 other books, including The New York Times best-seller Sexperiment.

To learn more about Ed Young and his ministries, visit

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