Jeff Hood on Capital Punishment - Word&Way

Jeff Hood on Capital Punishment


In episode 90 of Dangerous Dogma, Jeff Hood, author of The Execution of God, talks with Word&Way President Brian Kaylor about his advocacy against the death penalty. He also discusses his ministry to people on death row, including last month as he stood in a death chamber as Oklahoma executed Scott Eizember. At A Public Witness, we recently reported on another minister’s experience of being present during an execution in Missouri, and we reported on a case where a condemned person was denied that opportunity. On Ash Wednesday, Hood led a service reflecting on the last words of people who were executed.


Rev. Jeffrey Hood (left) with other protesters to deliver petitions against the death penalty to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. (Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press)