Biola Observes Tenth Anniversary of Sept. 11 with Lament Service and Ringing of Bells

Biola Remembers with Hope 9.11.2011

Sep. 9, 2011 By Elizabeth Mak

The Biola community will gather for a lament service the evening of Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. to observe the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The service will be held in lieu of Singspo and will include music, Scripture reading, and a time of prayer. Student Lydia Berding—daughter of professor Ken Berding—will share her experiences from that fateful day along with professor John Fox, who will give a glimpse into the reality and humanity of the event. From there, he will lead students into a time of intercession.

Biola will also ring five bells Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. for one minute to observe the National Moment of Remembrance, a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate. The event will memorialize the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks throughout the entire country.

A special exhibit was also set up on Metzger Lawn. With the help of Biola students, 2,996 flags were placed in the shape of a cross to remember the victims who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.

Biola President Barry H. Corey will be in New York on Sept. 11. From there, he will send Biola students a message reflecting on the event, which will be played at the lament service.

Listen to words spoken by Biola’s former president, Clyde Cook, in a special chapel he quickly called the morning of September 11, 2001.

Biola professor Clay Jones contributed his thoughts on lessons to be learned from the tragedy of 9/11 and how the day soberly revealed the reality of human nature. Read his column titled, "9/11: Are We All Moral Monsters?"

BeliefNet featured Jones' thoughts in the article, "Biola University prof: 9/11 attacks are a depressing indictment of humanity."

Listen to Clay Jones' interview on the Janet Mefferd radio show.

Listen to Clay Jones on the Richard Land Live radio show.


Written by Elizabeth Mak, Media Relations Intern. For more information, please contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator, at jenna.l.bartlo@biola.eduor via phone at 562.777.4061.











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  • Kristie Sep. 9, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    I will never forget Clyde Cook gathering all of us together in the gym on Sept. 11th and singing..."On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand."

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