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Alliance of Baptists 30th Anniversary Press Conference // Pullen Memorial Baptist Church // Raleigh, North Carolina

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    Good afternoon, I’m Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. I serve as a spiritual advisor on Texas’ Death Row.   I come here this afternoon with a warning…there are killers in our midst.   Over in Arkansas last night…   Kenneth Williams was murdered.   Part of us died.   Kenneth Williams was murdered.   […]

Manuel Vasquez Deserves to Die

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If the wages of sin is death, then Manuel Vasquez deserves to die over and over. A member of the Texas Mexican Mafia, Vasquez strangled Juanita Ybarra to death with a telephone chord over illegal unpaid drug taxes. One prior conviction involved the beating of a man who died after his body was set on […]

Who Are the Real Killers?

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  Eddie Ray Routh will spend the rest of his natural life in jail for murdering Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. When I watched the families of Kyle and Littlefield celebrate what they considered to be a triumph of justice, I couldn’t help but wonder about another 160 families who will never get their day […]

Giving Our Bodies to Kelly Gissendaner

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  In February of 1997, Kelly Gissendaner orchestrated the brutal murder of her husband Doug in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Sentenced to die by in 1998, Gissendaner’s appeals process is about to run out. Barring a miracle, Gissendaner will be executed by the State of Georgia on Wednesday night (2/25/2015). Those of us who grow up […]

The Execution of Our Conscience

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When the time comes to consecrate communion, most celebrants approach the altar and read from a prepared liturgy. In the moment when Jesus is supposed to be closest to us, I have always felt like the consecration of communion is a time to explain what the incarnation means. Based on Jesus’ promise to inhabit the […]

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