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“Family Is Most Important”

Helping prisoners and their loved ones stay connected Well over 2 million people are housed in our nation’s correctional system today. Although 2012 saw some of the highest rates of release, the recidivism rate...

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When Your Church Leaves You

by John Backman Few insights are more disorienting than the sense that your church is leaving you. I’ve had this sense recently, and it has led my thinking to some unexpected places. Conservative Episcopalians...

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Man on a Mission: Mark Houck

Interview by Kristyn Komarnicki Launched in 2006, The King’s Men is a Catholic-led ministry that nurtures an ecumenical brotherhood of accountability, support, and spiritual discipline. It exists to help men not only live lives of sexual...

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Not Just a “Man” Issue: Jessica Harris

Interview by Kristyn Komarnicki Jessica Harris is the 28-year-old voice behind Beggar’s Daughter, an online resource for women who struggle with sexual sin.  The aim of Beggar’s Daughter is to educate about female lust addiction,...

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Going Deep: Leroy Miles

Interview by Chris Johnson Leroy Miles Jr. serves Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa., as associate pastor of pastoral care and counseling. As such, he heads up My Brother’s Keeper, a spiritual development...

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An Untreated Pandemic: Patrick Trueman

Interview by Chris Johnson Patrick Trueman was chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice in DC from 1988 to 1993. Today, as CEO of Morality In Media,...

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October 16 Is World Food Day!

by Kristyn Komarnicki Food is universally popular.  So today being World Food Day is something to celebrate! Unfortunately, food is not universally available—not in the right amounts or varieties, anyway. People around the world,...

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Sowing Justice

Farming builds food security, community in inner-city Detroit by Mike and Denise Thompson From Old Testament gleaning laws to the gospel story of Jesus multiplying loaves and fishes to feed a hungry crowd, a...

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That You May Abound in Hope

by Kristyn Komarnicki You tend to feel most hopeful when things are “going your way.”  You nail that first post-graduation job interview. You wake up to clear skies on your (April/outdoor) wedding day. Your...