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Jan
01
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By Mary Mortenson, Director Prison Congregations of America For much of our culture, the beautiful season of Christmas is over.  Lights and decorations are put away, there is no more Christmas music …
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Dec
26
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by Rev. Lee Schott, pastor for Women at the Well, inside the walls of the Iowa Correctional Facility for Women in Ankeny, IA. Over the next few days, 52 police chiefs in 52 police departments around …
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Dec
18
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by Pastor Kimberly K. LaPlante, Church of Hope inside the walls of the SD Women's Correctional Facility in Pierre, SD. The Christmas tree is a familiar symbol of the Christmas season. Many of us have…
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Dec
13
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Rev. Dean W. Bucalos, Executive Director of Mission Behind Bars and Beyond and Founding Pastor of New Life in Christ Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville, Kentucky.   The Advent seas…
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Dec
04
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By Mary Mortenson, Director PCA I love the Advent readings from Isaiah: From the 2nd chapter: In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains…all…
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Nov
27
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By Rev. Dr. Kimberly Kaveny-LaPlante, Church of Hope: South Dakota Women’s Prison.  “A woman, a Samaritan, came to draw water. Jesus said, “Would you give me a drink of water?” (His disciples had gon…
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Nov
20
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by Rick Admiraal, pastor of New Life Prison Community, a prison congregation in Newton, Iowa.  A wise man writes: "there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." (Eccl…
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Nov
13
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by Gary Rickel, pastor The Community of St. Dysmas, Jessup and Hagarstown, MD - a 5 point parish in Maryland Correctional Institution for women and Maryland Correctional Institution for men, and Patux…
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Nov
06
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by Mary Mortenson, Director, Prison Congregations of America This week, it will be over.  The elections will be done and the most angry and cruel campaign season in recent times will be history.  Exc…
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Oct
30
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by Eric Sponheim, former board member The story of Zacchaeus perched in a sycamore tree in Luke 19 is a beloved bible story. As a boy, I remember learning a cutely endearing song about Jesus’s outrea…
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