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New Infographic: The Order and Causes of Salvation and Damnation

I have pointed out before that the the whole notion of visual theology—of presenting truth visually—is far from new. To the contrary, people have …

Evangelical Christianity

Anti-Gun Reporter Spent Months Researching Case for Gun Control — No One Expected Her Final Results

Leah Libresco is a former writer for the data site FiveThirtyEight.<p>She is a self-described anti-gun advocate. She does not own a firearm. Libresco …

John Stossel: New York City locks up people for carrying guns legally licensed by other states

Have a gun license? Plan to bring your gun to my hometown? Don't.<p>Mean New York authorities will make your life miserable.<p>Patricia Jordan and her daughter flew here from her home state of Georgia. She wanted her gun nearby for protection.<p>Jordan obeyed all the Transportation Security Administration's …

Guns

A huge week for guns: A federal circuit court has done what the Supreme Court would not

Can government deny Americans one of our most important rights, specifically protected by the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, unless we can prove that we really, really need and deserve it? Thankfully, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of our rights and against government overreach.<p>The 2-1 …

Bill Of Rights

Federal Court Smacks Down D.C. Ban On Carrying Guns

In a 2-1 ruling, the District of Columbia Appeals Court ruled Tuesday that Washington DC’s restrictions on carrying guns are unconstitutional.<p>The …

Guns

Americans Love Guns, but They Have No Idea How to Use Them

Devotion to the Second Amendment has somehow replaced personal responsibility as the core idea of the right to bear arms.<p>617<p>SHARES<p>The United States …

There's A Valuable Lesson In What Happened To The Gun Shop Owner Who Sold Nancy Lanza An AR-15

I have a friend named Dave LaGuercia who happens at the moment to be in a Boston hospital for a second round of surgery – let’s hope all goes well. I have known Dave since 2004 or 2005 when he opened a small gun shop in Connecticut just over the Massachusetts line. Dave had previously been in the …

Meet the Colorado Woman Training Teachers to Use Guns to Stop School Violence

This fall, some Colorado teachers will return to school armed with knowledge—and guns.<p>Laura Carno, author of “Government Ruins Nearly Everything: …

Dry-Fire Drills: Are They Worth It?

What are some of the benefits of practicing with dry-fire drills in the home? What are the dangers? We cover them here.

Self Defense

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results

A culture of recognition helps create a culture of continuous improvement<p>If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to …

Employee Engagement

Is Your Emotional Intelligence High or Low? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Out

Hint: Emotionally intelligent people are not afraid of expressing their feelings clearly and directly.<p>One of my favorite topics to write about is emotional intelligence in leaders. I say this because a culture of high leadership EQ will produce dramatic results.<p>On the flip side, low leadership EQ …

Emotional Intelligence

SHOT Show Product Spotlight: Hudson | 2017 SHOT Show

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Donald Trump Jr.'s backing boosts campaign for gun 'silencers'

The National Rifle Association is shifting into high gear to shoot down federal and state barriers to buying gun suppressors, believing that the …

Guns

When God’s Sovereignty and Your Bad Day Meet

I’m a planner. I have a running to-do list on my phone categorized by days. I rarely start a day without a set plan. Spontaneity isn’t in my blood. …

Praying Together

It was a case of serendipitous timing, at least from my perspective. I began to read <i>Praying Together</i> just as our church began its annual week of …

Evangelical Christianity

Standard & Pour’s Jake Dieleman Shares His Favorite Las Vegas Restaurants

<i>Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's food players to share their recommendations for a feature dubbed</i> <i>Dining</i> …

SHOT Show 2017 Range Day: New Guns and Gear

Cobalt Kinetics, a company that makes bold-looking AR-platform rifles for competition shooters, had their remarkable looking B.A.M.F. rifle on hand …

Mind

Coming soon: An American-made Kalashnikov

Soon you'll be able to buy an American-made Kalashnikov.<p>Kalashnikov USA, which split from its Russian parent company three years ago, will start selling a semiautomatic 12-gauge shotgun called the KS-12 in February, CEO Brian Skinner told CNNMoney.<p>The gun is being produced at a new factory in …

CNN

Blackhawk! Suppressors: Coming to the Range

The world of suppressors seems to exponentially expand year after year, and judging from the 2017 SHOT Show, that trend is continuing comfortably—and …

Army picks Sig Sauer's P320 handgun to replace M9 service pistol

The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the next service pistol based on the company's P320 handgun.<p>Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm service pistol, in the competition for the Modular Handgun System, …

Thom Tillis

5 of the hottest new rifles at SHOT Show

From hunting rifles to prepared-for-anything rifles, SHOT Show is the place where the new guns are revealed.<p>For a range of budgets and objectives, here are five highlights of the best rifles unveiled for 2017.<p><b>Browning BAR Safari Rifle</b><p>Considering investing in a rifle with some meaningful military …

Western Massachusetts

Reading Out of Love for Others

Reading is a solitary pursuit. You grab your book, you kick back on the couch, and the hours roll by. But even though reading is a solitary pursuit, …

Books

Hottest New Handguns for 2017

It’s Day Three of the 2017 SHOT Show, and after of hours scouring the show floor and handling every new handgun I could get my mitts on, I’ve found …

Christianity

Gun silencers are hard to buy. Donald Trump Jr. and silencer makers want to change that.

The federal government has strictly limited the sale of firearm silencers for as long as James Bond and big-screen gangsters have used them to …

Church Should Feel Uncomfortable

I grew up attending Baptist churches in the Midwest—the kind where men’s quartets sing gospel songs as “special music” but no one dares raise their …

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [James 5:13-17] – December 12, 2016

Scripture Reading(s)James 5:13-1713 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.14 Is anyone among …

Local gun-carrying restrictions may be wiped out under Trump, advocates say

If Congress passes a federal right-to-carry law, New York tourists could find themselves able to carry concealed weapons around the city<p>With Donald Trump in the White House, tourists from other states may soon be able to bring their guns to shops of Fifth Avenue, the plaza at Rockefeller Center and …

Do Catholics and Protestants Really Still Disagree?

Next year marks 500 years since Martin Luther sent his 95 theses—a list of critiques and corrections to abuses he saw in the Roman Catholic Church—to …

Shooting Around a Corner - Training Tip from Springfield Armory

Western Massachusetts