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XPLOR, STORIES

A Long, Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Jack Veatch   |   January 27, 2016

I recently watched the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, and I absolutely loved it. I can’t get enough of the force and the mythos that goes along with it. I also can’t help but notice how many times well intentioned “good guys” screw up because they are uninformed, alienate someone because of their stringent rules and views, or completely get something wrong but keep to their dogmatic view.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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Dean Bucalos

Mission Specialist, Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group
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YOUNG ADULTS, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ADVOCACY

NBA XPLOR is a faith-based, 10-month, congregationally-hosted residency program designed for young adults ages 21-30 who are looking to explore lives of care and service.