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A Plethora of Paradoxes

To experience worship inside a prison is to experience a plethora of paradoxes. We come to proclaim freedom through the grace of Christ; and we come to a place that exists for the purpose of confinement. Those who are often most in need of the meal are …
By Rev. Terry Schjang, pastor at New Beginnings Worshipping Community in the Denver Women's Correctional Facility When are we the host, and when the visitor?  When the stranger… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/07/plethora-paradoxes/

Isaac Bound

The binding of Isaac (as the story is known in Jewish tradition) remains a bizarre moment in Scripture.
by Eric Sponheim, former board member   It’s a deeply weird story that we never quite know what to do with. God tells Abraham to bind his first-born son Isaac to an altar in th… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/07/isaac-bound/

Solidarity

Whether we are in prison justly or not, whether we support prison ministry or families of those incarcerated; whether we wear black or not, being in solidarity with others is a good thing. It is a Jesus thing and there are blessings built in to the conne…
By Rev. Chris Flohr, PCA Board President A familiar name – Johnny Cash - was a strong supporter of prison ministry.  He performed concerts in prisons such as San Quentin in Cal… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/07/solidarity/

Slower Than the Second Coming

Sometimes it can seem like this work moves “slower than the Second Coming...” I have come to realize that the real beauty of John’s comment about being slower than the Second Coming is the sure and certain belief that the Second Coming will, indeed come,…
By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America His name was Rev. John O’Neal.  I only met him once, when PCA founder, Rev. Ed Nesselhuf and I were in th… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/07/slower-second-coming/