Waters: Ash Wednesday shooting shows need for mercy and change

As published in Commercial Appeal: Last year was the deadliest year of mass shootings in America. We accepted and endured 11 mass shootings — three or more fatalities — in…continue

Ten Things I Believe About Christians and Guns

Author: Rev. Rob Schenck Death and killing have their origin in evil, but the gospel of Christ is about God’s gift of life: “The thief comes only to steal and kill…continue

An Armed Congregation?

Reverand Rob Schenck joins us to discuss the notion of an armed church congregation. We explore many angles of the issue. Listen in:continue

Another devastating church shooting in America: how should the church and faith community respond?

As published in Christianity Today: On Sunday, November 5, 2017, a man dressed in all black wearing a ballistic vest exited a vehicle and started firing a Ruger AR ‘assault-type…continue

Mornings with Jimmy Lakey: Reverend Dr. Rob Schenck

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The Wrong Reason To Own A Gun

Author: Dr. Preston Sprinkle Christians disagree on many ethical questions, and some disagreements can get quite heated. Few disagreements are as volatile as whether Christians should own guns and use…continue

Every Pastor Needs to Address Domestic Violence

As published in The Christian Post: Thirty-six years ago, as a newly minted minister, I encountered domestic violence through a gut-wrenching experience. A woman in the church, where I served…continue

James Ward invites you to Survivor Sunday

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Something We Can All Do About the Terrible Tragedy of Suicide

As published in The Christian Post: As a member of the clergy, I have intervened in situations where people have contemplated taking their own lives, and I have consoled the…continue