All too often, liberal Christian anti-gunners attempt to use Scripture to support gun control. These sources speak with authority, as pastors, professors, authors, and theologians. The uninformed may come across these opinions and, lacking the proper understanding of Scripture, believe that these viewpoints are valid and that, for example, Christ was a pacifist, killing under any circumstance is forbidden, or that Christ calls on us to lay down and take it when criminals kick down our doors. The idea behind this segment was to bring in called and ordained Lutheran pastors who could speak with authority about the truth of God's Word and debunk many of the pacifist myths that liberal Christians perpetrate in pursuit of their political agendas.
Pastor John Bennett is originally from the greater Los Angeles area. He attended Concordia University in Irvine, California, from 1996 until 2001. After graduating from the pre-seminary program with a degree in Theology, Pastor John attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated in 2005, and has served as the pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Willow Creek, Minnesota since July of that year. Pastor Bennett and his wife, Kerrie were married in 2003 and have three children.