Free in Prison

When I led a group of Oregon officials on a field trip to Angola Prison in January of 2015, they experienced something that was totally unanticipated. The group consisted of two state senators, two state representatives, a Department of Corrections person, a Criminal Justice Commission representative, someone from the Attorney General’s office and several other…

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JOY and GLORY in prison?

As we travel through this COVID-19 crisis, I am reminded of James 1:2-3 which says “Consider it pure joy…whenever you face trials…because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” And further in Romans 5:3  Paul tells us that we “…glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character;…

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Baptism behind the Walls

Together, as we travel through this storm of COVID-19, there is good news on the horizon. We know that we will be stronger as a nation, as a state, as communities, as families and as individuals. We will be stronger because of where our eyes are focused…on Him. I want to share some additional good…

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College classes restart at OSCI!

As we enter our second week of extreme “social distancing,” I want to share some good news. As you know, OSCI wisely closed all of its prisons to visitors and volunteers. Our college classes being taught by Corban University professors were temporarily shut down. A few days ago I received this encouraging and hopeful message…

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