Robert Parham of the Baptist Center for Ethics says neither advocates of gun control nor of the Second Amendment should proclaim God’s favor.
An unconventional strategy of giving away guns to unchurched men is part of a larger “affinity” evangelism approach adopted by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
The Alliance of Baptists is seeking nearly 50 percent participation in a second annual event aimed at getting houses of worship involved in curbing gun violence.
At least a dozen Baptists joined other interfaith leaders opposing the law which would lift restrictions on guns in churches.
The Georgia Baptist Convention’s new public affairs representative says congregations, not the state, should decide whether or not concealed permit holders can bring their guns to church.
Seventeen months after a mass shooting at a nearby movie theater, gun violence has once more erupted in a typical Colorado neighborhood.
Baptists are among more than 50 national faith leaders urging Congress to act on measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill at the one-year anniversary of Sandy Hook.
Given the reality of gun violence in America, faith communities should begin developing strategies for responding to mass murders like those in place for natural disasters.
The threat of violence is always at hand in a fallen world.