This week on Word and Table, Karl and Laurie discuss Eli Saslow's sad and moving Washington Post article "After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet." How should the church respond to horror and violence, and why do we use church as a way of isolating ourselves from horror and violence so often? Are we like the Gerasenes in Luke's Gospel, who ask Jesus to leave after he's healed the demonaic in the tombs, seemingly because his presence there is just too intense? How can the church become a place where we face intense emotions and circumstances without being defeated by them? You can listen to the podcast here, or by subscribing in the iTunes store.