Justice

Pastor treads lightly on Zimmerman trial

A Southern Baptist pastor preached on a timely topic July 14 in a town at the center of media attention over a high-profile murder case.

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Jury selection helped Zimmerman

In theory, an ill-informed jury is an objective jury. In reality, an ill-informed jury is a disengaged and ignorant jury.

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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.

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Forgiving Judas

It’s easy to vilify Judas, but is it the appropriate response to betrayal?

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Holy Week: Breaking the silence

The secret is out. The silence is broken. The kingdom of God is here.

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Baptists go after payday loans

Acting against predatory lending is both biblical and Baptist.

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Slain pastor lawsuit headed for trial

A wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the shooting death of a pastor caught in the middle of a botched drug investigation can move forward, an appeals court said Feb. 4.

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No prison for molester termed unfair

A newspaper editorial says a light sentence for a former Southern Baptist music minister who sexually abused five boys in the 1980s points to a problem in America’s justice system.

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Gay minister arrested in sit-in

An activist ordained recently by a Baptist church was jailed in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience demanding equal opportunity for gay couples to wed.

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Former minister pleads guilty to abuse

An ex-music minister avoided prison Jan. 22 in a plea bargain confessing guilt to decades-old sex crimes against victims he groomed while volunteering at two Mississippi Southern Baptist churches.

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