Guns and God: March 2013 Synchroblog

25 Feb

guns and GodLike many hot political topics, the issue of gun control is a big one for Christians.  People are all over the place on the issue–from passionate pacifists to dedicated NRA members.  Regardless of where we stand, what feels really clear is that this issue is widely debated, especially related to our faith.

This month’s synchroblog addresses this hot topic, not from a government perspective but from a faith perspective.

Do guns and God go together?  Why or why not?  

How are you wrestling with this issue in your own life?  

How are you respecting the difference of opinion in the wider community and also honoring your own convictions about violence?

 What do you think Jesus would do?  

We’d love to hear your thoughts as part of March’s synchroblog.

We know you might be saying “uh oh, I’m not sure if I want to say that in public for fear of controversy.”  It is hard to talk about some of these big issues because the dialogue sometimes looks more like yelling.  Let’s be brave and try to help create a space where people can engage in this important conversation with kindness and respect so we can learn from each other.  

Publish your posts by Tuesday March 12th and share your link here, and we’ll post the final link list on Wednesday morning, March 13th, to add to the bottom of your posts.  If you know other bloggers who might also want to participate, feel free to pass this invitation on.

All are welcome and we look forward to the diversity of posts!

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15 Responses to “Guns and God: March 2013 Synchroblog”

  1. Jeremy Myers March 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    My post will go up on Tuesday:

    Why I Joined the NRA
    http://www.tillhecomes.org/why-i-joined-the-nra/

  2. Chris Jefferies March 11, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    Here’s mine, it went up this morning (Monday).

    The gun of self defence?
    http://jesus.scilla.org.uk/2013/03/the-gun-of-self-defence.html

  3. Glenn March 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Here you go! You all keep choosing great topics.

    http://www.glennhager.com/2013/03/gun-god/

  4. Carol Kuniholm March 12, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Guns, God, Mercy
    I’m looking forward to reading posts on this!

    http://wordshalfheard.blogspot.com/2013/03/guns-god-mercy.html

  5. gibby espinoza March 12, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Here’s my post. I originally posted it on Jan 17th. “gun control?”

    http://gibby.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/control/

    grace and peace…

  6. Liz March 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Mine is “Turn the other clip, this one is empty”

    http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/turn-the-other-clip-this-one-is-empty/

  7. Marta Layton March 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I do hope this isn’t too late. My response is at:

    http://thinkchristian.net/christian-ethics-at-the-national-review-and-the-dish/

  8. kathyescobar March 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    i’ll post the updated link list right now but just in case people are drawing things from here:

    http://kathyescobar.com/2013/03/12/what-do-we-want-to-be-known-for/

    • kathyescobar March 13, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      great, thanks, i just got it up and added to the list. look forward to reading them.

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