Tag Archives: Capital Punishment

Why I’m a Capital Punishment Abolitionist

(NOTE: This sermon was prepared for CCDA’s “Locked in Solidarity” Week, which is February 9th through 16th. If you want a pdf of this sermon and study guide and prayer, click here.) Six years ago, during a time of prayer and … Continue reading

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An Emotional Week

Last Thursday, November 1, 2018, the State of Tennessee executed Edmond Zagorski. He was originally scheduled to die in October, but he received a stay. The reason for the stay is that Edmond (his friends called him Diamond Jim) requested … Continue reading

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Another Execution

Unless something dramatic happens, Tennessee will execute another inmate Thursday evening (October 11th). This will be the second execution this year. A third execution is scheduled for December. IT IS TIME FOR TENNESSEE TO STOP EXECUTIONS! In fact, it is … Continue reading

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The Aftermath (A Slippery Slope)

This past Thursday the State of Tennessee did something it had not done in over nine years. They executed an inmate. What’s strange is that this inmate, along with others on death row, have a lawsuit that is waiting for … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Prayer for Execution Day

Dear God, I know You are a holy and just God; a God full of grace, compassion, and mercy. I praise You and give You all glory and honor. Great is Your name in all the Earth. You alone are … Continue reading

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The Death Penalty

Unless something drastic happens, the State of Tennessee (my state) will execute its first inmate in 9 years. The crime was horrendous. The condemned should never walk free again. But I don’t believe he should be killed. Nothing will be … Continue reading

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Tennessee to Resume Executions

After nine years without an execution, my home state is moving forward to resume executions this Thursday, August 9, 2018. This is a sad day for Tennessee.

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Capital Punishment and the Noahic Covenant

The State of Tennessee has scheduled three executions between now and August of 2018. Furthermore, the authorities have asked the Tennessee Supreme Court for permission to schedule eight more executions between now and June of 2018. They would like to carry … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment

The most holy of all religious days occurs in the Christian faith this week. Easter Sunday, for both the Western Church and the Orthodox Church, is this Sunday, April 16, 2017. As the Apostle’s Creed states, we believe Jesus was “crucified, dead, … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating the Death Penalty

(Note: Below is another editorial I wrote for the Tennessean. It was originally published November 27, 2015.) _____________________________ I was pleasantly surprised and greatly encouraged by the recent statement adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) concerning the death … Continue reading

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