What does GOD call a prisoner?

What does GOD call a prisoner? FORGIVEN! This week we saw a dramatic example of how the power of forgiveness in Christ grabbed the headlines. A Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, was sentenced for the shooting death of her unarmed neighbor in his apartment, and at her sentencing, the victim’s 18-year-old brother Brandt Jean publicly…

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What do YOU call an inmate?

What do YOU call an inmate? Prisoner? Criminal? Offender? Throwaway?  These and many other names label men behind bars. The Department of Corrections is officially changing the designation of “inmate” to “adult in custody,” AIC. But those who will start their bachelor’s degree program in two weeks are thrilled to be given a new name:…

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CORRECTION: I’ll meet the new students this Friday

My last email mistakenly stated that on November 27 I am going to meet the first 25 men who have been admitted to the Corban extension in OSCI. The correct date for this exciting gathering is this Friday, September 27.  Please pray over these students and this gathering, and praise God with us for all that…

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Should a child ever have to say “My daddy’s in prison?”

When Peter gets out of prison, his oldest son, who is currently six, will be 30 years old. Prison is tragic. Not only for the inmate, but also for the young boys and girls who will never experience having a father close by. It is a well established fact that children of inmates are three…

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