I realise that it is often difficult to understand cultural differences and how the gospel fits within certain cultures. For example, working out the gospel in an animistic culture throws up a whole set of difficulties which aren't immediately easy to address. As such I may have completely misunderstood this article on the BBC news website, but I'd love for someone to explain just how carrying a gun for personal protection fits with the gospel and teachings of Jesus. I seem to recall him saying something about 'turning the other cheek', but I may be wrong.
I'm not sure whether carrying a gun is in itself a sinful act but if one chooses to carry a gun one is clearly prepared to use it and guns are made for one purpose, killing. Equally I don't agree with the notion that wearing guns to churches or any sacred space is particularly troubling. After all, we're not overly concerned about buildings but rather the presence of God as we live under grace not law. What does trouble me about Christians carrying guns is the intent of the person carrying the gun and how that intent can sit alongside a true faith in the gospel of Jesus. I'm interested in your thoughts on this one.