Category Archives: Capital Punishment

Can we reconcile pro-life with capital punishment?

NT Wright (who is so brilliant on many subjects) is clearly wrong to suggest that, “you can’t reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty.” This is a surprisingly simplistic view of what the Bible teaches. Please hear me out on this. Opposing abortion and supporting the death penalty are both pro-life positions. Continue reading

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Learning from the Amish

Much of the rest of the world watched in astonishment and incredulity. Anger and revenge just seemed more natural, if not, appropriate. The Amish, however, knew something that we should all learn. Continue reading

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Myth about the First Amendment

Our Sunday News recently asked me to be a voice to balance the weekly columns of the assistant editor. He generates the most reader response for the paper but writes from more of a left-side, liberal perspective (labels I am a … Continue reading

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Is capital punishment mandated by God?

Occasionally I am asked how I reconcile my pro-life position with my support of capital punishment. I answer by showing how both positions (pro-life and pro-capital punishment) endorse…. Continue reading

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Should Christians support the death penalty?

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, convicted murderer, Troy Davis (42) was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. ET, by lethal injection. Davis was convicted in 1991 for the 1989 murder of Savannah, Georgia, police officer, Mark MacPhail, who was shot to death while trying … Continue reading

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Column in Washington Times

Christian perspective on bin Laden’s death Murder is wrong while execution of a murderer is just by Steve Cornell Link here

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Responding to Bin Laden’s execution.

I understand the hesitancies some have expressed about celebrating the death of Bin Laden. The tension is that execution of one guilty of murder is a mandated function of human government (Genesis 9:6; Romans 13:1-5). Those who executed Bin Laden … Continue reading

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Do evangelicals hate Jesus?

In a column from The Huffington Post, “Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus”  (3-3-11), Sociology professor, Phil Zuckerman echoed assumptions about Jesus that have almost become canonized liberal myths. They take their place with longstanding myths like the notion that religion is … Continue reading

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6 questions about war

1. Is it possible to execute a ‘Just’ war?
2. What would you say to Christians who follow pacifism?
3. Is war evil or, at best, a necessary evil? Could war ever be a good thing?
4. Explain to us how a Just war can be a form of love?
5. Are Christians sinning when they stand by and watch evil people perpetuate violence?
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