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Christian college students and seminarians are coming of age in a time when gun violence permeates all corners of society, and as a result, they and are faced with questions about how God calls them to respond. In addition, there are a full range of opinions and practices regarding firearms on campuses, and college professors and administrators are now on the front lines of this issue, confronted with school shootings and the debate around campus carry laws. Sword of the Spirit has compiled a wealth of resources to help Christian students, faculty, and administrators take a biblical, prayerful approach to this answering these challenging and often controversial questions.
Write an Op-Ed
One of the best ways to share your thoughts about gun violence is to write an op-ed for your school newspaper. Click below to read the guide.
Click the button below to download guides to prevent gun violence on your college campus. This includes: The Armor of Light documentary screening kit, how to write an op-ed, and ways to create a biblical conversation about preventing gun violence. In the coming months, there will be a six-week small group study.
We welcome your ideas for psalms, Bible verses, or topics for Christian college and seminary students to address this difficult topic facing young adults today. Please fill in the comment form below. We value your input as we prayerfully deliberate these difficult questions of faith.
A growing number of Christian colleges, seminaries, and ministries at secular schools have hosted screenings of The Armor of Light, a documentary film that follows Rev. Rob Schenck’s theological journey on gun violence. Students and professors have used the film both to spark Biblical conversations about gun violence and to help seek God’s will on this challenging topic.
A sample of university screening partners include the following.
- Harvard University
- Yale University
- Baylor University
- Biola University
- Carson-Newman University
- Gordon College
- Northern Seminary
- Trinity Bible College
- Vanguard University
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Watch the Film
The film is available to watch online on these platforms. If you want to organize a screening for a group of people, please fill out the screening host form.
The world offers a range of opinions on how best to address the problem of gun violence, but as Christians, we rely on God’s Word for guidance. Here you’ll find selected Scripture on topics like overcoming fear, violence, and loving your neighbor.
In the coming months, will be a six-week small group study that explores these Biblical themes in greater depth. These resources will help strengthen your faith in a way that will prosper you and those around you.