Category: PRISM Archives

The Legion of the Lonely

By Harold Dean Trulear As a young adult Episcopalian, I was confronted by a graduate school colleague who asked me how I could stand to say the “same printed prayers every week.” After giving...

An Alien’s Psalm

By Ed Hays I wear the mark of your disapproval and your often unspoken words pierce straight to my soul, “Why didn’t you stay where you belong?” I feel the icy stare that says,...

No Boom without Bust

Against Enormous Odds, an Activist Fights Fracking in His Hometown by Aaron Foltz In many ways Williamsport, Pa., (pop. 29,304) is the perfect American city. Nestled into a river valley, it’s the town where...

In Defense of Mystery

By Jo Kadlecek “A sound of quick steps broke the silence of the moor. Crouching among the stones we stared intently at the silver moon-tipped bank in front of us. The steps grew louder,...

Let Justice Roll Down…In All of Life

Holistic Christian discipleship requires a balanced relationship with God, God’s people, and God’s world.  The Israelite prophet Micah recorded God’s intention for us (6:8): “Love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with your God.”...

In Our Backyard

by Nita Belles Free River Reviewed by Robyn Hubbard Nita Belles’ call-to-arms, In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States, demands our attention. This tenacious exposé of modern-day slavery...

Bridges in the Desert

Musalaha helps Christians in the Holy Land tread the road to reconciliation by Jonathan Partridge Photography by Barry Rodriguez Crammed into the murky interior of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, thousands of pilgrims...

Praying (for Sudan) with Our Eyes Open

by Kristyn Komarnicki It’s been almost two years since PRISM ran its heartbreaking cover story on the devastating situation in Sudan,  particularly in the Nuba Mountains. I remember when I first learned of the...