Botched Executions: A Visit, Jesus in Oklahoma and Us


This morning I visited a young man in the Tarrant County Correctional Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.  When I arrived at the appointed booth, I felt the urge to ask the young man about his crime.  Then I remembered the words of Jesus in Matthew 25.  “I was in prison and you came to me.”  […]

The Danger of Being Called Pastor / Thoughts the Night Before Death Row


  The sky has been dark all afternoon.  Lately, it seems the sky is always dark.  The drive down was longer than usual.  Tonight, I sit in a hotel room.  Tomorrow, I will be on Texas’ Death Row visiting inmate Will Speer.   I had a tremendous amount of time to think on the way […]