Christian worship is somewhat morbid. At least it used to be. I have smoothed over the story of Jesus’ death so often that it has lost some of its texture, some of its content. I regularly sing songs at the foot of a torture device and share meals with my church in remembrance of a death sentence…
Yet, I rarely think about state-sponsored execution when celebrating the gospel. Read more “Sometimes It’s Hard To See The Execution For All The Pomp”
Between 1973 and 1995, the Senate Judiciary Committee found the “overall rate of serious reversible error in capital cases” to be 68 percent of almost 4,600 cases studied.1
But I can see how one wouldn’t lose any sleep at night over such problems; after all, the real Americans are clapping.
] Gushee, David P. and Glen H. Stassen. Kingdom Ethics. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003, p211
“Justice is blind,” or so the saying goes. If justice were blind in the United States of America, why are blacks who kill whites twenty-two times more likely to face execution than blacks who kill blacks? Why does the jury selection process often succeed in selecting all white panels in areas where the majority of the population is African American? Why aren’t the affluent ever executed in our society? Why is it always the poor who face capital punishment? I’ll tell you why; because Justice is a liar. Her blindfolded act is a sham. She clearly sees in terms of race and economic status. Read more “Pin the Tail on the Death Penalty”