Category Archives: Prison

Can prison inmates choose gender identity?

Why shouldn’t we trust prisoners on gender change? Continue reading

Posted in Equal Rights, Equality, Gender, Prison, Sexual Preference, Sexuality, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Jail, Justice, Law, Prison, Prison Ministry, Social work | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Behavior, Citizenship, Crime, Crisis, Culture, Fathers, Government, Politics, Prison, Prison Ministry | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Hope and change we really need

As we’ve increasingly become a culture where everyone does what is right in his own eyes and looks out for himself at the expense of others, the force of law has stepped in to regulate our individual and common lives. … Continue reading

Posted in Common grace, Culture, Culture of Honor, Law, Legalism, Prison | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Behavior, Change, Character, Christian Counselor, Christian life, Christian worldview, Counseling, God's power, Gospel-centered, Guidelines for living, Holistic ministry, Holy Spirit, Politics, Prison, Prison Ministry, Reconciliation, Regeneration, Religion-not the answer, Repentance, Restoration, Salvation, Sanctification, Social work, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Wisdom on suffering

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” (Psalm 62:8). Dick Keyes “The Bible does not give us a quick and easy answer to why God allows evil to continue … Continue reading

Posted in Discouragement, Earthquakes, Eternal life, Evil in the world, Faith, Fear of death, Fear of God, God's Patience, God's control, God's Heart, God's Protection, God's Will, Grieving, Hope?, Hurricanes, Loss, Mistreated, Origin of Sin, Pain, Prison, Restoration, Sadness, Sovereignty, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Suicide, Tornado, Trials, Tsunami, Violence, Weather, Will of God, Wisdom, Worldview | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Accountability, Bitterness, Broken Relationships, Christian life, Despair, Freedom, Prison, Prison Ministry | 2 Comments

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 jails … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Church and State, Church Leadership, Courts, Crisis, Culture, Family life, Fathers, Government, Law, Local Church, Missions, Prison, Prison Ministry, Social work, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Looking for better solutions to overcrowded prisons

“County prison inmates released: About 100 out in bid to trim population.” As I often do, I wrote to a letter of response: As a community leader, I commend the Prison Board, warden and staff, and the Adult Probation & … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Church and State, Fathers, Government, Prison, Prison Ministry | Leave a comment

The hurts and disappointments of life

In this world, it’s easy to become a loss lamenting, grievance collecting — Eeyorish kind of person. But this gloom and doom mentality only spirals life into a depressing cycle of emotional ups and downs. It’s an exhausting way to … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Anger, Attitude, Bitterness, Broken Relationships, Burnout, Change, Comfort, Counseling, Cynicism, Depression, Despair, Discouragement, Divorce, Emotions, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Hope?, Joseph's story, Loss, Marital Separation, Pain, Prison, Prison Ministry, Revenge, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials | Leave a comment