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FIRST-PERSON: When tears arrive
Diana Davis relays ideas for ministry when death comes to a member of your church or an unchurched friend. Acts of compassion, she writes, "can remind the bereaved of God's love for them." Read More
Fla. capital sentencing procedure overturnedWASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Florida law granting judges rather than juries the final say in whether convicted murders receive the death penalty. Some observers wonder whether the Jan. 12 ruling signals a step toward a broader decision on the constitutionality of the death penalty.
The 8-1 ruling marks the culmination of nearly two decades of Supreme Court opinions strengthening the role of juries in capital cases, veteran legal journalist Lyle Denniston wrote in an analysis. Read More
Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS rulingWASHINGTON (BP) -- A Supreme Court ruling that Oklahoma's method of lethal injection does not constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" has rekindled discussion of capital punishment among evangelicals and the high court's nine justices. Read More
Death penalty debate stirred by Boston sentence
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death sentence of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, combined with four allegedly botched executions in the U.S. last year and an anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty this summer, has fueled debate among evangelicals regarding the legitimacy of capital punishment. Read More
Live each day, says terminally ill womanCEDARVILLE, Ohio (BP) -- Melinda Pinkerton was on the cross-country track team when her coach noticed the 14-year-old's ankles turned inward when she ran. She recalls the date, Nov. 18, 2002 when her parents received the results of her MRI.
"They told me about the results; the big NF2 [Neurofibromatosis Type 2] word scared me. My first thought was that I was going to die," Pinkerton wrote. "A month later, Dec. 18th, I had surgery to remove a grape-sized tumor that was squeezing my spinal cord flat." Read More