HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS THINK AND ACT WHEN IT COMES TO GUNS AND GUN OWNERSHIP?
God and Guns in America, by Michael W. Austin, provides a thoughtful, measured, robust, and articulate biblical treatment of an issue that is too often treated with more heat than light. This book is for anyone who wants to consider the issue of guns in America from a Christian perspective—whether they are gun owners themselves or not.
Michael W. Austin (Ph.D., University of Colorado) is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and Senior Fellow with The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute. Austin has published many books and articles on ethical and religious questions. More information is available at michaelwaustin.com.
“In this book, Professor Michael Austin treats the question of Christians and guns in relation to the will of God for humanity, what it means to be a faithful disciple of Christ, and the ethical obligations of a Christian.”
– Rev. Rob Schenck
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GOD AND GUNS IN AMERICA
DISCUSSION AND STUDY GUIDE
Exclusively available for FREE through The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute
This Discussion and Study Guide is a companion to Michael W. Austin’s book, God and Guns in America, that can be utilized for individual reflection and study or as a group discussion regarding the key points and themes found in the chapters of the book.
Uniquely written and formatted to enable the reader to focus on important facts, Scriptures, and thoughts surrounding:
- The history of guns in America and the Christian community
- The right to own a gun and the difference between legal and moral
- The lies and bad arguments that too often define the gun debate
- Violence, guns, and the Gospel
- The Bible as a defender of guns? The “Sword” and other Scripture passages
- Christ’s example and the impact of guns on godly character
- More than thoughts and prayers – what is a Christian to do?
This 40-page Discussion and Study Guide is filled with crucial facts, meaningful quotes, engaging questions, inspiring reflection, and interactive discussion points to help individuals or groups learn how to engage on the issue of guns and gun violence from a Christian perspective – a perspective that is sorely missing in the cultural debate and even in the church.
“The church can be a part of the solution to gun violence by being the church. The mission of the church is to preach and teach the gospel, and to live it out. The church should fight injustice, seek to transform communities, be a place where people are being changed and equipped to make a
difference in the world.”
– Michael W. Austin
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