The armed church, revisited.

I've been on a quest to find reasonable, varied perspectives on the issue of whether a church should protect itself with guns, extending even to individual self-defense issues.  I think I found something really intriguing. Below are links to a documentary (linked to a book of the same title) called "Shooting Back" (broken up into five parts on YouTube), about a Christian guy who shot back at terrorists during an attack on a church in South Africa in 1993, an event that is known as the St. James Massacre.

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.

This guy brings up some very powerful, interesting, enlightening, and controversial arguments supporting guns.  I really urge you to watch it, digest it, and feel free to drop some comments on your thoughts.  I think he makes some great arguments, and I think some things he says are a bit dicey.

Let me know what you think!!

(and if you're REALLY up to it, here's a link to a very, very thorough scriptural examination/interpretation of Christianity and self defense)