Tagged: Harold Dean Trulear

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...

Your Church Is Too Small

by Harold Dean Trulear What would happen if we considered prison inmates as members of the church rather than just as objects of outreach? Forty years ago, as part of my Youth For Christ/Campus...

Appreciation Day

by Harold Dean Trulear Thanksgiving Day makes no sense in a postmodern world. I’ll come back to this thought in a moment. Forty years ago, sociologist Robert Bellah changed the way we look at...

Ban the Box

by Harold Dean Trulear In a growing movement around the country, advocates for formerly incarcerated persons are pressing for “ban-the-box” legislation that would eliminate questions concerning a person’s criminal history from an initial job...