Law and Mercy

Visiting Prisoners in Jesus’ Day
Helping detained people was a shocking calling in the first century.
Birth Behind Bars: Christians Fight ‘Cruel,’ Outdated Prison Policies
Ministry efforts aim to induce change and offer care for the growing number of new moms separated from their babies due to incarceration.
Illinois Eliminated Parole in 1978. These Christians Want to Bring it Back.
A belief that people can change bolsters their movement.
Visitors to Those in Prison Are Getting Screened Out
Video calls can supplement but should never supplant visits with incarcerated people.
The New Prison Ministry Lies in Bible Education
Religious programs, including evangelical schools, are a major force for good behind bars.
What’s Lost When Prison Mail Goes Digital?
Christian ministries are concerned about the Biden administration’s efforts to expand a Trump program of scanning letters.
When God Opened a Coliseum, Young Life Ministers Were Ready
For 19 days, two staffers told unaccompanied minors that God is a good father.
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Top Story August 17, 2022

Frederick Buechner, the Reverend of Oz
Frederick Buechner, the Reverend of Oz
At 70, Frederick Buechner looks back on his ministry in letters. (From 1997)

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