Diverse evangelical leaders — including Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice and Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Church — joined mental health experts and lawyers in protesting the impending execution of a mentally ill man in Texas.

Published in Social Issues

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

Raised in Mexico by Southern Baptist missionaries who shared the gospel in prisons, Dorothy Ruelas said she was shocked to learn most Baptists in America support the death penalty.

Published in People
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:58

The death penalty system is broken

The U.S. death penalty system is broken. A new report outlines numerous problems and needed reforms.

Should Christians support the death penalty? Southern Seminary president Albert Mohler answered that question posed by editors at CNN.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 21 November 2013 14:35

Faith leaders protest race in sentencing

Twenty-seven evangelicals are seeking re-sentencing of a murderer condemned to death in a trial marked with racial overtones.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 14:19

Christians and capital punishment

Every ethicist chooses one particular social issue on which to focus -- at least for a time. Unfortunately, too few have focused on capital punishment for a sufficiently sustained time to bring about a sea change in public opinion.

Published in Commentaries