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God and guns

A chance meeting with two members of the National Rifle Association brings some expected and some surprising results. Read more

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God and Guns

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We demonstrate our lack of faith when we put our trust in guns rather than in God for our fates, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. Read more

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Gun Violence Candles

Photo by Kathleen Barry, illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications

United Methodists can both oppose gun violence and provide positive models for peacemaking in their communities, writes Joe Iovino. Read more

Advocating Justice

America worships a false god – the gun – and it's time to topple the idol that has received too many human sacrifices, writes Cynthia B. Astle Read more

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Golden Gun

Photo Courtesy of Jim Parsons

The United Methodist social action agency will sponsor a three-day forum in November to address America's epidemic of gun violence. Read more

Advocating Justice

Prayer for Peace

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Should we be calling for prayer or action in response to mass shootings? Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service interviews church leaders in response to recent killings across America. Read more

Advocating Justice

Good or Bad Person

Illustration Courtesy of Christy Thomas

After San Bernardino, Savannah, Charleston, Colorado Springs and so on, the Rev. Christy Thomas takes an absurdist view on how to deal with ongoing gun violence in America. Read more

Christy Thomas

In a fanciful satire, the Rev. Jim Burklo skewers the logic of profligate handguns and their consequences across American society. Read more

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Golden Gun

Photo Courtesy of Jim Parsons

Trying to respond pastorally and propheticaly to the latest mass shootings in America, the Rev. Jim Parsons came to a hard truth: Guns are America's idols. Read more

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When his exterminator showed up armed with a gun, the Rev. Billy Cox was moved to contemplate the effect of "concealed carry" legislation around the country. Read more

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God and Guns

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Public Religion Research Institute releases new survey results on working class Americans that dispels stereotypes held by both political extremes about this group of citizens erroneously viewed as the "God and guns" crowd. Read more

In the Church 2 Comments