The messiness of crime [Crime & Punishment – Deuteronomy 21, part 4]

Crime and punishment is so complex, messy and often frustrating. The third season of the podcast Serial does an excellent job exploring the nuances of the criminal justice, as seen through the lens of Cleveland, Ohio. It likely comes as no surprise to you that we humans have a conflicted history of dealing with crime.Continue reading “The messiness of crime [Crime & Punishment – Deuteronomy 21, part 4]”

Mr. Pillion’s Painful Paddles and thoughts on doing church discipline the right way – 1 Corinthians 5

  My high school math teacher had a collection of vicious paddles on display in a locked glass case in his room.  There were some like the ones in the picture, and then there were others of more sadistic nature.  One with spikes sticking out, for example.  Any Warwick High School grads remember Mr. Pillion’sContinue reading “Mr. Pillion’s Painful Paddles and thoughts on doing church discipline the right way – 1 Corinthians 5”