SUMMARY: In an excerpt from her book When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough (which we highly recommend), Taylor Schumann writes about the callous comments many Christians made when she started to talk about gun reform. She ultimately asks if some Christians are trying to serve two masters.
KEY QUOTE: “I want to end gun violence. I want no one else to have to suffer as a result of this horrific crisis. But what I want even more than that, is for Christians to take up their place in this fight. I want them to finally open their eyes to this injustice all around them, and to show the world we are here and we care and we will work to protect each other. I want us to stop enabling violence and instead seek peace, even if it costs us something.”
DIG DEEPER: We curated four guided learning paths on guns and gun violence to help you learn about the subject through a distinct Christian lens.
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