SHOW: Gospel And Guns: How Religion And Gun Law Intertwine In America

In Louisville, Kentucky a church holds a service where guns are given away in a raffle. In Charleston, South Carolina the family of victims of the Charleston mass shooting in 2015 choose to forgive the gunman. In Apopka, Florida a gun manufacturer makes rifles with Psalm 144:1 engraved on the gun. Which one looks like Christ to you?

PODCAST: White Supremacy, Guns, and Mass Shootings

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 where we tell the truth with the backdrop of a loving and powerful God.

MOVIE: 91%

91% of Americans support universal background checks on all gun sales, so why did a 2013 bipartisan bill with presidential support fail in the U.S. Senate? How come universal background check bills in 2015 and 2016 failed as well? 91% examines the influence and tactics the NRA uses in American politics to block universal background check measures and other gun reform laws.

BOOK: Common Ground

Some books on gun reform lean heavily on statistics, others choose a personal story, while others blend the two. Common Ground takes a different path. Penned for small group settings, but useful for the individual as well, author Donald Gaffney's focus is teaching people how to talk about guns and gun violence. In the preface, he lays out three rules -- confidentiality, trust, and respectful dialogue -- that all small groups should use to keep the discussion civil and polite. While not everyone will agree with each other, it is essential everyone treats each other with dignity and respect.