Archive for August, 2016

Hope, mercy and justice on Alabama’s death row

Monday, August 29th, 2016

rex hussmann“We need more hope. We need more mercy. We need more justice.” — Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy p. 241

Bryan Stevenson, one of the country’s most sought-after speakers, is scheduled to deliver the Conson Wilson lecture at Berry College on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge. (more…)

Trump campaign’s missing pieces don’t justify evangelical support

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

gary batchelorIn his Aug. 8 column, “Heroes, cause and effect, and frog kissers,” Mr. Roger Kines introduced the endorsement of noted evangelical ministers as a rationale for supporting Donald Trump. Of the eight ministers listed, I recognize only two names.

Long ago, these two so closely allied themselves with right-wing political agendas that a question might be asked whether their public identity is minister or politician. Within the Baptist Family in Georgia, these two were leaders in a divisive and abrasive campaign that effectively split the denomination. (more…)

Can Hillary ‘Feel the Bern?’

Monday, August 1st, 2016

rex hussmannIn April, 2015, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President of the United States.  No one considered the 74-year-old self-described “socialist” to be a serious contender for the Democratic nomination. (more…)

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