- The Confession of Jimmy Swaggart: Expressivism, Speech, Politics. Tell, Dave // Conference Papers -- National Communication Association;2008, p1
Faced with the exposure of Jimmy Swaggart's sin, the Assemblies of God responded with two incompatible strategies. First, they instituted what the Boston Globe described as a "silence campaign." Second, they staged one of the most publicized public confessions in American history theretofore. I...
- The return of the chain gang. // U.S. News & World Report;3/13/95, Vol. 118 Issue 10, p12
Discusses calls for harsher penalties for life behind bars from a crime-weary public. California plan to end overnight conjugal visits for murderers and sex offenders; Return of the chain gang in Alabama; Approval of a `Stop Turning Out Prisoners Act' by the House aimed at curbing judges' power...
- THE BOTTOM LINE. // American Demographics;Nov2001, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p23
Focuses on public opinion on death penalty in the United States (U.S.) in 2001. Factors which led to the decline in support to death penalty; Common belief of U.S. citizens on death penalty; Preferred punishment of citizens to criminals who are young and mentally challenged.
- Thomas Edison's Deadly Game. Gordon, John Steele // American Heritage;Oct2000, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p15
Reports on the history of capital punishment in the United States. Improvement of the methods to punish criminals; Use of the guillotine to provide a swift death; Invention of the electric chair by Thomas Edison as an option to hanging.
- Confession as Essential Practice: An Evangelical Perspective. Smith, Geordon T.; Boda, Mark J. // Conversations (15482057);Fall2005, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p43
Examines the importance of confession and repentance to Christians' spiritual life based on the Evangelical perspective. Reasons behind the disappearance of confession in the practices of evangelicals; Analysis of the early confession and repentance practices of Christians according to the...
- Shame laws are counterproductive. // USA Today Magazine;Sep98, Vol. 127 Issue 2640, p8
Reports that state and local governments in the United States are turning to shame laws over the problem of repeat criminal offenders. Opinion of Gershen Kaufman of Michigan State University on the trend; Effects of shame to an individual.
- Are we missing the boat on reconciliation? Schlenker, Richard J. // America;2/17/1996, Vol. 174 Issue 5, p22
Asserts that the emphasis on spiritual direction and individual confession may be undermining the public character of the sacrament of reconciliation or confession. Experiencing God's forgiveness; God's saving action; Views of St. Thomas Aquinas on the removal of the sinner's guilt and...
- Food for Thought. // Grand Saline Sun (TX);5/1/2008, Vol. 112 Issue 18, p6
The article presents a reflection to a biblical verse related to fault finding and being a sinner.
- Of many things. E.J.M. // America;6/22/1996, Vol. 174 Issue 20, p2
Reminds of the capacity of God to forgive the sins of humans. Start-up phrases in prayers; Issue of forgetting sins on the part of God; Divine judgment of souls.