,In December, pastor John Piper published an article in which he gave his reasons for believing that it is a sin for a Christian to own or use a firearm for self-defense (he didn't discuss hunting). He said that he wasn't sure that he would kill an assailant who was trying to murder his wife, because killing the assailant would mean the assailant could never receive Christ as his savior. You can find the article at DesiringGod.org.
Jack is the teaching elder of Ironworks Pike Community Church. He is a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary http://www.ciu.edu.