[Ed Nesselhuf] inspired me to do more in my home church here in Chicago. When the opportunity for Bethel Lutheran Church came to be involved in ministry with returning citizens, I advocated for Bethel church to take part in this ministry.
Now every Tues…
By Neil Bullock, PCA Board Member
Like all of us I was saddened by the news of Ed Nesselhuf’s transition from this life into the next and prayed for his family that he loved so… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/01/building-bridges/
Here is what I know for sure: the blessings and challenges that lay before us in 2017 will all be God-driven and God-present. Things will not happen exactly according to our plans, but will happen in God’s time, with God’s guidance. As director of this …
By Mary Mortenson, Director Prison Congregations of America
For much of our culture, the beautiful season of Christmas is over. Lights and decorations are put away, there is n… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/01/and-so-we-start-anew/
Our behaviors, language and attitudes can influence and offer healing to society and a church that are suffering. I know that this can happen, because I have seen it. I see it every time I worship in a prison congregation, where people of diverse backgro…
by Mary Mortenson, Director, Prison Congregations of America
This week, it will be over. The elections will be done and the most angry and cruel campaign season in recent time… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/11/society-us/
Here are three stories of Ed's pioneering spirit in the development and nurturing of Prison Congregations of America from its inception until his retirement.
By Rev. Kwen Sanderson, St. Dysmas behind the walls of Mike Durfee Men's Prison in Springfield, SD.
One time I asked Ed, how did PCA get started. Basically, he had attended a g… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/08/ed-nesselhuf-pastor-pioneer/
The two most patriotic members of my family were my mom and my brother. The lessons of patriotism and faith that I learned from these two have influenced my work these past years. Like these two patriots, my faith informs my politics and how I choose to …
By Mary Mortenson, PCA Director
The two most patriotic members of my family were my mom and my brother. Maybe it was because Mom was born on the 4th of July that she so loved h… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/07/patriotism-and-faith/
I love the church and have seen it do a tremendous amount of good work. However, the church has left the “correction” of our society in the hands of state. Ours is an officially secular, one-size-fits-all justice system that is ineffective in preventing c…
by Andy Hanson, Pastor at Celebration Fellowship, a three point congregation inside the walls of the Michigan State Correctional System
Can a child who grows up in an unlo… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/06/church-challenged-lead/