This article was originally published in Prison Fellowship®'s Inside Journal®, a quarterly newspaper printed and distributed to corrections facilities across the country.
The following article was originally published in Spring 2017 edition of Inside Journal. Inside Journal is a quarterly newspaper published by Prison Fellowship® just for prisoners.
The following article was originally published in Winter 2017 edition of Inside Journal. Inside Journal is a quarterly newspaper published by Prison Fellowship® just for prisoners.
This article is reprinted here with permission.
Prison can be a dark place, full of corrosive influences. Prisoners who want to follow Christ must fight against a tide that threatens to push them back into old behaviors and thought patterns. Other men and women might be curious about Jesus, but, cynical about the value of “religion,” they balk at the idea of attending a chapel service.
The following article originally appeared in Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s quarterly publication for men and women behind bars.
The young man in the orange jumpsuit held his face in his hands. The tattoo on one hand read “defiant.” “If only I’d been there with him—if only!”
The following article originally appeared in Inside Journal, Prison Fellowship’s quarterly publication for men and women behind bars. To learn more about Inside Journal, click here.
Ron Hammer first started using drugs while he was in the U.S. Marine Corps. “It was a stressful time and drugs were an escape,” he recalls.
When I was growing up my father had a favorite saying. “There are two types of people in the world,” he would say, “those who need to share the Gospel, and those who need to hear it. So if you’re not sharing it …”
The words he left unsaid did most of the talking, and I always knew he meant it sincerely.
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Answers aren’t always easy to find in prison.
Behind bars, where people search for something to give them purpose and a sense of belonging, many religions and sects peddle their beliefs. In some units, where prisoners have no access to chapel services or other special events, the Truth can be even harder to spot.
We all have a deep need to understand the Gospel in terms that are meaningful to us – that resonate in the deepest part of who we are.
A significant minority of men and women incarcerated in the United States speak Spanish as their primary language.