Lent 1A

What is it about the human condition that is so beautiful, and so flawed? To be able to walk and talk with God, to work the garden and take care of it, to rejoice in one another – this sounds idyllic. Life created never to end, but always to rejoice in one another.

Poem: “A Convict’s Symphony”

by AMN “A Convict’s Symphony” The system believes that Christ would never have any dealings with me. A gangsta’ who ran the streets. Welcome to this convict’s symphony, Please forgive me, But there’s no violins playing in this soliloquy. The…

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!”…

New 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 New Testament but as more work is published it will become…