Monday, 10 February 2014 15:17

Georgia Baptists support guns in church

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.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 16:09

Gun violence too close to home

Seventeen months after a mass shooting at a nearby movie theater, gun violence has once more erupted in a typical Colorado neighborhood.

Published in Commentaries
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:20

Clergy reissue call for background checks

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.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 26 September 2013 18:46

This IS America

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.

Published in Can I Get a Witness?
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 13:06

Weeping over violence

The threat of violence is always at hand in a fallen world.

Published in Thinking Theologically
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 17:02

Back to school means back to worrying

Christians must do more than pray about the threat of school violence.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 08 August 2013 16:10

Baptist camp hosts pistol class

Illinois Baptists are among the first to host concealed-weapon training in the last state in the nation to drop its ban on carrying ready-to-fire guns outside the home.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 05 July 2013 16:07

Preaching on violence peacefully

Amid escalating gun violence, preachers struggle with how to address controversial issues from the pulpit.

Published in Social Issues

Rather than being co-opted by politicians in debate over gun control, Christians should seek common-ground solutions that unite rather than divide.

Published in Commentaries
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:41

Pastor says Sandy Hook more than politics

Participants in a conference for Newtown-area clergy share advice on how to preach about guns in a congregation with members on both sides of the Second Amendment debate.

Published in Social Issues
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