Jerrel Martin and a group of prisoners meet regularly for worship, teaching, discipleship, and prayer behind bars. It's church. Prison church. And it's clear that God is here.
A version of this article originally appeared on JuicyEcumenism.com, the weblog of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, and appears here with permission.
It is tempting to neglect incarcerated Christians in America. Labeled as lost causes, we justify our lack of attention to the needs of these brothers and sisters in Christ because of the public punishment they serve for their past wrongdoings.