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Walk to Stop Executions: A Preflection from Ohio

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  “…tell the Gissendaner family that I am so sorry. That amazing man lost his life because of me…” Just after midnight on September 30, 2015 after her final words of apology, the State of Georgia began to execute Kelly Gissendaner for the murder of her husband Doug. After the process started, Gissendaner began to […]

The Execution of a Graduate: Struggles for Life at Candler School of Theology

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I needed a theological education that could save my life. For years, I struggled to survive under the weight of what I was taught at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I just couldn’t believe that God hated so many people. How could a God called Love only have love for those whose minds and hearts […]

Double Homicide Tonight: Racism Reigns in Texas

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                The State of Texas killed Ray Jasper tonight.  Before his execution, Jasper wrote a letter describing what it was like to be a black man in the United States.  The statistics are startling.  Although black people make up 12.6% and white people make up 72.4% of the […]

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