A New Conversation on the Death Penalty

This week (Nov. 6) Wheaton College, often called “the Harvard of Christian colleges” is hosting a forum on the death penalty. But it’s not just any forum. It has potential to reshape the way evangelicals in America think about the topic. In addition to Wheaton’s own ethicist Vincent Bacote and Mercer University scholar David Gushee, [Read More...]

Marching Through Death’s Desert: Protesting the Death Penalty

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It’s 93 degrees in Texas today. And the Rev. Jeff Hood is walking 200 miles across the state. What would compel somebody to do that? He wants to end the death penalty… and he is not alone. Rev. Jeff Hood is a Southern Baptist pastor, deeply troubled by his denomination’s stance on capital punishment. And [Read More...]

If It Weren’t for Jesus, I Might be Pro-Death Too: A Response to Al Mohler

Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler wrote a piece this week defending the death penalty. In his 1200 word argument for why Christians should support the death penalty, he does not mention Jesus a single time. Digging deeper, as you read the official pro-death penalty statement of the Southern Baptists, there is not a single reference [Read More...]


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