*Posted by Winston Hottman
Below are two articles worth a look:
At the Christian Post, Dr. Russell Moore considers whether gun control is a pro-life issue or not:
Many Christians and other pro-lifers support gun control measures, of course, and some support very extensive measures. But the question of gun control is a different question than the issue of gun violence itself.
The gun control debate isnt between people who support the right to shoot innocent people and those who dont. Its instead a debate about whats prudent, and whats not, in solving the common goal of ending criminal violent behavior. Thats why orange-vested NRA members and vegan gun-control advocates can co-exist, as the Body of Christ, in the same church, without excommunicating one another.
Read the rest of Moores article here.
Also, check out yesterdays opinion column by Eric Metaxas, where he discusses the politics of shopping:
Over at the Atlantic Monthly, Jonathan Merritt criticized those calling for a boycott of Chick-fil-A. After citing examples of Chick-fil-As service to communities and its dedication to its employees, Merritt asked, In a nation thats as divided as ours is, do we really want our commercial lives and our political lives to be so wholly intermeshed?
In a better world, the answer might be no. In that better world, buying pens and eating lunch would be apolitics-free experience. All that would matter is whether were getting value for our money.
Unfortunately, were stuck with the one we have.
Read the rest of the piece here.