The pastor of a church kicked out of the Georgia Baptist Convention for hiring her wrote lawmakers that a convention official doesn’t speak for her on a bill being considered in the state senate to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring guns to church.

Published in Social Issues

Robert Parham of the Baptist Center for Ethics says neither advocates of gun control nor of the Second Amendment should proclaim God’s favor.

Published in Social Issues

An unconventional strategy of giving away guns to unchurched men is part of a larger “affinity” evangelism approach adopted by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Published in Organizations

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.

Published in Social Issues

At least a dozen Baptists joined other interfaith leaders opposing the law which would lift restrictions on guns in churches.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 10 February 2014 10:17

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 11:09

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 14:20

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 14:46

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 09:06

Weeping over violence

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

Published in Thinking Theologically
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