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. …

Letter of EB to the Churches

“What would the apostle Paul do if he heard about the mistreatment of brothers and sisters who return to our congregations and communities after being released from prison? I think we know exactly what Paul would do. Paul would write a letter!”…

Lectionary: Proper 13C / Ordinary 18C / Pentecost +11

Proper 13C / Ordinary 18C / Pentecost +11 What is the point of prison? by Matthew B. Harper Hosea 11:1-11 or Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 With over two million men and women incarcerated in…