Category Archives: Prison Ministry

God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Common grace and common good

We are called to be agents of common grace who are committed to the welfare of the city of our exile. Continue reading

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A night in solitary confinement

“Colorado’s Head of Department of Corrections, Rick Raemish, changed his thinking about Solitary Confinement (Ad Seg) after spending 20 hours in a cell.” Continue reading

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Alternatives to prison needed

We’ve created a serious and often overlooked national crisis in overcrowded prisons. The average citizen is unaware of how bad it is and of the growing tax burden it creates. Continue reading

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The heart of our problem

Political and cultural changes cannot adequately address our deepest needs. There is clearly an important place for these concerns, but a wider focus is needed if we hope to get to the heart of our problems. Continue reading

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Finding freedom in a prison

  “It’s not only others who threaten my freedom. I am a threat to my own freedom” (Peter J. Leithart). This bit of truth reminded me of some wise words I heard one day when I spoke to a group … Continue reading

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Overcrowded prisons in America

  There is a growing unnoticed social crisis in our nation that must be understood and addressed. With more citizens (per capita) incarcerated than any other nation, overcrowded prisons in America have become a social crisis. The prisons and local … Continue reading

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