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Converging on grace

In prison ministry, as in the stories of Flannery O'Connor, grace unfolds in unexpected ways.
by Eric Sponheim, former board member Memorial Day began in the aftermath of the Civil War, in local observances and in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery called Decorat… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/05/converging-grace/

A Prison Thank You

This week’s blog is a letter we received from an inmate in Montana. This inmate had been in a PCA sponsored congregation at the prison in Deer Lodge and so had been given a Lenten Devotional booklet. Since then, he was moved to a different prison. He t…
This week’s blog is a letter we received from an inmate in Montana.  This inmate had been in a PCA sponsored congregation at the prison in Deer Lodge and so had been given a Lente… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/prison-thank-you/

Do You Think We Should Have Churches In Prison?

Now, do you think we should have churches in prison? Do you think the church should support churches in prison? Do you really believe that the Lord can forgive anything we do and transform our lives? Yes, yes, yes! Glory be to the Father, and to the Son …
One of PCA’s pastors, Rev. Diane Harrison of Memphis, TN, posted this beautiful testimony on Facebook recently.  One of her parishioners at Grace Place inside the walls of one of … http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/do-you-think-we-should-have-churches-prison/

Thanking God for Prison Congregations

One of the powerful aspects of the PCA model is the interaction between visitors and the prisoners. It is a rare day that I leave there without learning something new or gaining a new insight on scripture or church from one of the men in worship. Visitor…
By Rev. Wayne Gallipo, PCA Board Member I worship regularly with the men of St. Dysmas Lutheran Church at the South Dakota State Penitentiary where Rev. Bob Chell serves as pas… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/thanking-god-prison-congregations/

Job's Gift

In his preface to Job in The Message, Eugene H. Peterson says this: “Instead of continuing to focus on preventing suffering…perhaps we should begin entering the suffering, participating insofar as we are able – entering the mystery and looking around fo…
By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America You know how sometimes a day just comes together, like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, resulting in someth… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/jobs-gift/