Curtis Ramsey-Lucas says police are increasingly first responders to people with mental health conditions in crisis and that inadequate training too often leads to tragedy.

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A Florida pastor active in opposition to his state’s controversial “stand your ground” law has announced formation of a pastors’ task force to take the campaign nationwide.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 14 March 2014 13:44

Millennials at hand

Those 18- to 33-year-olds present a challenge to churches, but they may be more religious than we — or they — think.

Published in Can I Get a Witness?
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:42

New York church giving away assault rifle

"It's the right thing to do," Troy, N.Y., pastor John Koletas tells the Albany Times Union.

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The pastor of a church kicked out of the Georgia Baptist Convention for hiring her wrote lawmakers that a convention official doesn’t speak for her on a bill being considered in the state senate to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring guns to church.

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Robert Parham of the Baptist Center for Ethics says neither advocates of gun control nor of the Second Amendment should proclaim God’s favor.

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An unconventional strategy of giving away guns to unchurched men is part of a larger “affinity” evangelism approach adopted by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

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The Alliance of Baptists is seeking nearly 50 percent participation in a second annual event aimed at getting houses of worship involved in curbing gun violence.

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At least a dozen Baptists joined other interfaith leaders opposing the law which would lift restrictions on guns in churches.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 10 February 2014 15:17

Georgia Baptists support guns in church

The Georgia Baptist Convention’s new public affairs representative says congregations, not the state, should decide whether or not concealed permit holders can bring their guns to church.

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