The Most Important Human Government

As we approach the Thanksgiving to Christmas season I am reminded of that same time of the year in 1992. My Father, Gordon Whitney, was battling brain cancer. It had been two years since diagnosis. There was surgery and treatment that at first seemed successful, but then the cancer returned we were told it was in operable. We knew we had little time left with dad. The last I saw him, he was trying to do whatever he could to leave the hospital and go home. We visited on Thanksgiving and then Read more […]

Capital Punishment by God’s Standard

The law enforcement community has been congratulating itself on the lowing of violent crime statistics. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, for example, records the murders in 1994 as 23,326 as contrast with 2013 (the latest report available) as 14,196.[1] That was until Ferguson and then Baltimore where we have seen a significant uptick.  The FBI director “During his speech at the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police… said the surge in criticism and protests Read more […]

Evangelicals: A House Divided on Capital Punishment

Officially, the National Association of Evangelicals, an organization that represents Evangelical Christians of many different denominations, always stood in support of capital punishment.  Christianity Today reports: Since the early 1970s, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has stood in favor of the death penalty. It reasoned that capital punishment was an ethical stance for Christians because it works as a deterrent and lends appropriate gravitas to heinous crimes. “If no crime Read more […]