Our friend and colleague, Dr. Brian Lee (the pastor of the "other" Christ Reformed Church in DC), offers his thoughts on the recent Oregon shooting.
If you profess Christ as your highest good, your only hope, your only comfort, while staring down the barrel of a gun, you are a martyr. You have born witness to the character of the Christian faith, to the truth of the resurrection of the body, and to your risen Lord. You have acknowledged that the sufferings of the present time are not worth being compared to the glory that is to be revealed to us. You have testified that it is better to be absent from the body, for a short time, if you are present with Christ.
How bizarre. Something higher than bodily pleasure? A greater good than Me, Here, Now.
You can read his mediation here. "Are You a Christian"