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A Word to the Wise . . . about OLD PEOPLE!

As you can probably gather, I had to change one word on this T-shirt, but you get the point!

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Posted by on January 21, 2021 in humor


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Pray for Me and for My Kirkland Students?

Some of you know that one of my greatest privileges each year is to teach a survey of Bible doctrine to lifers at the Kirkland Correctional Institute in Columbia, SC. The thirteen men in this year’s cohort are believers in Jesus and have committed themselves to a two-year cooperative program with Columbia International University to be trained to do ministry alongside chaplains in this state’s penal system. These brothers agree (upon their graduation) to be disseminated to other prisons, a great sacrifice in moving some distance from visits from family and friends.

This is, I think, my seventh or eighth cohort that I have worked with. These men are incarcerated for serious crimes. One said to me the other day, “I thank God for prison. This is where I met Jesus!” But prison is hard. I reflected a bit today on some of the privileges I have that they don’t:

I am not minimizing their crimes. Some have admitted to me that they deserve their punishment. But I have the privilege of teaching them the doctrines of God’s Word! Please pray for me — and for them!


Posted by on March 5, 2020 in prison


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