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You Are Stronger

Jesus, I fully trust that You are working all things together to bring Jahar home to You – and if I remain close to You in constant prayer, I never doubt it.  But sometimes when my mind drifts from You … Continue reading

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The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Many of my friends on death row know exactly what started me off doing death row ministry.  They know who God first laid upon my heart.  From time to time, we talk about it – especially when there is news.  … Continue reading

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Those Things He Was Saying Today: Reflections on the Tsarnaev Sentencing

On Wednesday, I attended Jahar’s formal sentencing in Boston.  I had hemmed and hawed for a long time over whether to go or not.  I don’t have a lot of extra vacation days to take, and they didn’t give much … Continue reading

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I wish…

I wish they could’ve seen what I see. A wretch, yes. One deserving of severe punishment, of course. But an irredeemable monster? Never. Had they only looked at you through the eyes of grace, they’d have seen a lost and … Continue reading

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Raw thoughts from a heartbreaking Friday

Note: I wrote this quickly on Friday night after the death sentence was announced. I thought I’d share my raw thoughts from that moment of heartbreak. I was on a family vacation then and still am (absolutely terrible timing), but … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

I don’t know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I never have. And until God answers our desperate prayers and I meet him in heaven, I likely never will. But C.S. Lewis once said, “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; … Continue reading

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Reflections About Jury Selection

I realized that while we have been retweeting reporters’ tweets for the duration of jury selection, we have yet to make a blog entry about what’s been happening. With the jury set to be whittled down to 18 (12 jurors … Continue reading

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Remember Them In Your Prayers

Editor’s Note: The following is an anonymous submission from a Christians United for Jahar contributor. Last week’s news about Robel Phillipos’s verdict and Khairullozhon Matanov’s alleged assault has elicited some prayer requests.  If you have not been following the trial, Robel … Continue reading

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Calling Each By Its Name

Last fall, several of us started a prayer ministry for people on death row called Operation Life.  We are assigned to specific inmates who are within 3 months of their execution (although that often gets stayed repeatedly), and we commit … Continue reading

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Today’s three major developments

Today has been a big news day for Jahar’s case. The three major decisions made by Judge O’Toole today are: The start of the trial has been been moved from November 3, 2014, to January 5, 2015. The defense had requested a … Continue reading

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