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September 2015

The Business of Church

It has been a long and often strange journey seeking true Christian fellowship in various houses of worship during my travels. It is not my intention to rebuke anyone but rather to reflect with a degree of sadness on the wasted potential that many of…

Letter 26

The high spirits of summer seem to be abating as communities brace for the coming of Fall 2015. Parents and children are visible in various shopping locations, buying new clothes and supplies for school. Yet it seems that the excitement of the season has not…

Letter 25

Each month provides a new opportunity to reach out and spend time reflecting on those things that I want to share with you. To me they are unique personal encounters where we can reach beyond the bricks, steel and mortar of prisons and for a…

Letter 24

He was seventeen years old when I met him and on his way to Angola for a life prison sentence. He said “don’t worry about me, my father is on the legal team up there.” And with a backwards glance, he headed off to a…

Letter 23

I believe that for most of us, our experience with the “world” started at a very young age. In fact, I think that there are remarkable similarities between the story about Adam and Eve and their innocence, and the way that Satan came into their…

Letter 22

I have been a student of human behavior for most of my life. I find meaning in the unusual contradictions which often become apparent in the lives of others. In the Old Testament there is a story of one such person. If you look in…