Should Christians support the death penalty?

As I write, Australian citizens Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two of the infamous “Bali Nine,” face imminent execution by firing squad in Indonesia on drug trafficking convictions. Other Australians have faced similar fates, including Kevin Barlow and Brian Chambers, executed in Malaysia in 1986 for drug trafficking; Nguyen Tuong Van, hanged in 2005 for …

N.T. Wright on the death penalty

Here's what British bishop and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright wrote in a recent piece for The Washington Post: You can’t reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty. … Mind you, there is in my view just as illogical a position on the part of those who solidly oppose the death …