Un-Learning what Freedom is. . . Pt. 1

Unfortunately, a lot of ministries have their own language. They come up with cool, descriptive names for things that make sense to the person who frequents that culture, but to the newcomer, it is a foreign language. So what is Freedom? Sometimes in order to learn what something is, we need to first unlearn our bad definitions. No matter what new thing you teach …

County Jail and Sunday Church

What does county jails and Sunday morning church services have in common?  Believe it or not, there are many similarities.  The comparison begins by searching the hearts of the people involved.  The majority of people who attend a Sunday morning church service in America, do not want to admit they have sin in their lives.  They are happily wearing their …

Prison vs. Hell

I had a Chaplain tell me the other day that ad-seg (administrtive segregation) was as close as a person could get to being in hell on earth.  Upon entering the perimeter of a unit, he had heard a groaning and wailing.  After further investigation, he realized the men in seg were crying out for mercy.  I began to think about …

Tears

Tears are unusual on the face of a man, unless he is in prison.  Men try to put up a tough image in prison until they hear the Word of God.  Every time we go inside the walls, we see tears flowing freely down the faces of offenders.  Tears appear when you begin to talk to an offender about his, …