Lectionary: Proper 7C / Ordinary 12C / Pentecost +5

“That still small voice that came to Elijah on that mountain came to me during a life-altering moment in my life. I was in solitary confinement…” …

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Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Prison Lectionary launched in November 2015 and we are slowly building an archive of biblical interpretation in prison. We do not yet offer materials on every book of the Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament) but as more work is…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “Tamar’s Tears”

I observed a dynamic on two fronts at play. For men, comfort in the disparity of gender roles in the Black community, and among Black women, a normalization so thoroughly ingrained in the cultural zeitgeist that they don’t even realize that the disparity exists. A normalization of an arbitrary inequality among a significant portion of the Black populace.…

Essay: A Fear in the Dark

As I lined up with other prisoners in a brick passageway, six Attica guards huddled in a group, wearing blue latex gloves and gripping wooden clubs. They stared at us as we waIked in pairs through the sepulchral corridor without speaking, like Franciscan monks on their way to vespers. …