SUMMARY: Co-hosts Mike Erre, Timothy Stafford, and Bonnie Lewis knock it out of the park as they detail three ways Christians should not respond to mass shootings, but quickly pivot to the ways Christians must be different in how we approach tragedy.
The foundation lies in that all humans are created in the image of God. That belief should shift our focus from political memes, partisan talking points, and platitudes, to lamenting and telling the truth of a loving and powerful God.
KEY QUOTE: “I think Jesus-followers have to play by an entire set of different rules and have an entirely different set of aims than just reinforcing the divisive politics of our age.”
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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Host Skye Jethani and columnist David French role model what it is like to have a conversation from a shared Christian background, but disagree on specific policies. The insightful conversation touches on red flag laws, suicide and guns, the right to self defense, and whether it is a good or bad to have more people with concealed carry permits. With good faith arguments made on both sides their conversation will make you think thoughtfully about the gun debate. Skip to skip to 32:38 to get to the interview.
Addressing policing, racism, and guns, co-hosts Chris Ridgeway and Adam Graber take a look at guns from a technological perspective and attempt to answer the question– are guns a technological force for good? If they are or are not, what are the implications for Christians?
Co-hosts Ameen Hudson and Kevin Burgess (KB) engage in an genuine, thoughtful conversation with pastor Keas Keasler as they try and answer the question, “As followers of Jesus, is it okay to carry a gun?”