A collection of articles I’ve written around the web.


 

Prison Fellowship

What One Dad Learned by Facing Tragedy

When Mom Goes to Prison

A Life-Changing Experience: When the Hope of Easter Comes to Three California Prisons

Riding for Second Chances

6 Lessons for Employers Considering Hiring Former Prisoners: An Inside Look at One Company Building a Culture of Second Chances

Second Chances at Work: How One Company Built a Work Culture of Second Chances

Starting Over After Abuse: Through hard-fought second chances, Mia left violence and prison behind to begin a new life

Pastor, Church Planter, and Advocate: Former Prisoner Speaks Out for Justice That Restores

Seizing Second Chances: How Alex Denning is defying collateral consequences to seize his second chance

The History of the Prison Fellowship Academy

‘It’s About the One’: Why Jeff and Audrey Fay Keep Going Behind Bars

Inside Virginia’s First Prison Fellowship Academy Graduation

Eye on the Prize: How Dawn Found Strength and a New Identity in Jesus

Not Just a Christmas Tradition: How You Can Minister to Children with Incarcerated Parents

From Enlisted to Incarcerated: Why Some Veterans End Up Behind Bars

An Unforgettable Story of One Judge’s Compassion for an Embattled Veteran

The Good Kind of Fear

EDWINS and Brandon Chrostowski are Serving Up Second Chances

Breaking Bad and Making Good

How Books Are Helping Incarcerated Dads Start a New Chapter with Their Kids

A Mom to Prisoners: 72-Year-Old Makes a Difference in Texas Prisons

Four Ways Incarcerated Fathers Can Help with Their Children’s Education

Angel Tree Helps Moms Build Bridges

From Manslaughter to Mentor: How Brandy Found Purpose After Prison

The Civil Rights Leader Who Sounded the Call for Prison Ministry

Gospel-Centered Discipleship

What the Wise Men Teach Us About How We Read the Bible

The Hazardous Work of Discipleship

How to Put Out a Dumpster Fire

Pastor, Here’s How to be Built to Last

A Recipe for Gospel-Centered Prayer

The Missing Component in Most Discipleship Strategies

The Essence of a Gospel-Soaked, Faithful Teacher

Are You Ashamed of the Gospel?

Say No to Yourself So You Can Say Yes to Jesus

Start Planning Your Own Funeral

Do You Take the Great Commission Personally?

Taste and See that the Bible is True

A Long Obedience in an Instagram Age

Why You Don’t Read Your Bible (and How to Start)

4 Questions and Answers to Understand God’s Calling

Use Your Affluence for Influence

Why You’re Not Being Transformed

A Better Way to Find Leaders in the Church

International Mission Board (IMB)

Fighting the Fallen Leader Epidemic: A Better Way to Find Leaders

Relevant Magazine

What Shortening Attention Spans Mean for the Church: tl;dr culture and growing spirituality

Facebook Can’t Replace Church: Regardless of Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for it

How ‘Simplifying Your Life’ Can be a Problem: The downside of downsizing

Unlocking the Bible

Don’t Look Now: Taking Control of Your Eyes

Op-Eds

As part of my work with Prison Fellowship, I help write op-eds for news outlets around the country.

Incarcerated Fathers: Out of Sight, Out of Mind—But Not Out of Hope

North Dakota should stay the course on prison reform

Minnesota’s legal system has a Catch-22: Probation that just won’t end

Out of prison, but still locked out. Texas needs second chances

Former GOP Speaker: Raise age for criminal prosecution

Local View: Prison reform bill needs passage

Oklahoma needs restorative system for women in prison

Let’s Unlock Second Chances in Alabama

How South Carolina can give convicts a second chance

Family Forum’s Gene Mills working for justice reform

Blog Posts and Articles

Note: I’m not listed as the author of these articles. 

Recognition Accelerates Prison Fellowship’s Social Impact

Despite the distance: Helping grandparents and grandchildren stay connected

Divorce proof: Helping young couples win at marriage

Inspiring and involving grandparents who lack purpose

How to help millennials choose a career

JAARS

How Audio Scripture Speaks to the Heart

These People Just Received the Bible in Their Own Language: Help Others Experience the Same

The Gift of God’s Word Keeps on Giving

Stories of What You Make Possible

The Upstream Collective

Do You Take the Great Commission Personally? — The Upstream Collective Blog (this was re-run at Sojourn International.)