More Guns In Churches & Why We Reject The Ultimate Invitation of Jesus

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In the wake of the racist massacre in South Carolina, many in Americanized Christianity are calling on churches and pastors to begin arming themselves with guns. An NRA board member is blaming one of the victims instead of the shooter, stating that this wouldn’t have happened had he voted differently on concealed carry laws.  And [Read More...]

Yo America– How Many Mass Shootings Will It Take For You?

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Yo America- You woke up this morning to yet another news story of a mass shooting. Maybe you just glossed over the story since it seems like it’s a totally common news story for someone to just open fire in public and gun down a bunch of people. Even my own child, 12 years old [Read More...]

The Gun Shop Everyone Needs To Visit (Guns With History)

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If you haven’t seen this yet, please take three minutes and check it out. Regardless of what garbage the NRA feeds you (in an effort to scare you so that you’ll buy more guns, so their friends in the gun lobby will make more money) guns don’t make you safer. In fact, the presence of [Read More...]

I’m Not Scared of Muslims, I’m Scared of White Guys With Guns

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 Lately there seems as if there is a growing fear and hostility towards Muslims in America. While there will always be racism in culture, and there will always be Islamophobia, the current level of fear and hatred toward our Muslim brothers and sisters is ramping up to levels that I haven’t seen since the early days [Read More...]

What “I Value The Sanctity of All Human Life” Usually Doesn’t Mean (but should)

Last night I finally sat down to watch some of the speeches from a conservative political event that recently took place. I’m not sure why I did that to myself, but I did. I’ve been actively working to purge myself of wasting time on the politics of the Empire, but old habits die hard, especially [Read More...]

9 Year Old Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor With Uzi

In America, we love our food. We also love our big guns. Why not combine the two? That’s what the geniuses at Burgers and Bullets did at their tourist attraction outside Las Vegas– come in, grab a bite to eat, and shoot heavy weaponry. It’s the American way, I guess. Except, this “brilliant” idea has [Read More...]

No, Jesus Didn’t Command We Own Weapons

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Perhaps one of the most abused passages in all of scripture these days is Luke 22:36. The issue comes up often, and is a predictable comment that ends up in any thread where I discuss nonviolent enemy love… “But didn’t Jesus command that his disciples carry swords?” To arrive at the position that Jesus endorses [Read More...]

When We Give Away Guns In Church: Bad Idea, or Really Horrible Idea?

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It seems there’s a growing trend in some churches of giving away free guns in order to promote church growth. Back in March, a church ironically named “Grace” Baptist Church gave away a free AR-15 as part of an evangelism outreach dedicated to “hunters and gun owners who have been so viciously attacked by the [Read More...]

Jesus Carries An AR-15? God Wrote The Constitution? (What Happens When You Mix Politics & Jesus)

Two of the craziest, and sickest stories I’ve seen in a while wrap out our week here on the blog: Both of these stories serve to demonstrate what happens when the blending of Christianity and culture go to an extreme. As a missiologist, we call this “syncretism”. Christianity in all cultures has a way of [Read More...]

Dead hookers and AK-47′s – not God’s country anymore…

When I lived in Texas for a brief stint in the 90′s, locals commonly referred to their state as “God’s Country”. I can understand the nickname when I think of the many beautiful spots I’ve seen in Texas, but not when I think about the laws in Texas. Or America, for that matter. News from [Read More...]


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