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"...I was in prison and you came to visit me" (Matthew 25:36).

  • by Robert Curry
Jesus said this to those blessed of His Father who would inherit the Kingdom (Matthew 25:34-36). Have you ever wondered what it’s like to visit someone in prison?
  • by Katherine Rowland
At certain times in our lives, circumstances seem to be turning against us even when we feel we are doing the right thing. God has a plan for every one of us. God places us where and when He wants. Sometimes, our wrong turn leads us to an opportunity to help another person.
  • by William Ledford
From the time we are small children and throughout our adult lives, we have to make choices that affect the rest of our lives. As we grow older, those choices become more complicated and difficult—and the consequences more serious.
  • by Cecil Maranville
"Do the crime. Do the time." This popular slogan slathered over billboards and bumper stickers reflects a politically popular approach toward crime. The approach is partially effective, but the cost is choking states, counties and municipalities—and more importantly, it is not rehabilitating criminals.
  • by Jed Pilapil Sy
On Oct. 8, 2008, UCG member Jed Sy and her brother Jong Pilapil were sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime they say they never committed. In the following article, which first appeared in the United News Asia July/August 2007 issue, we read of Jed’s experience in her own words.
  • by Jim Franks
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" This was the conclusion to a speech given by Patrick Henry, one of our most famous Americans, before the Virginia House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775. When he finished, the entire audience...
  • by Robert H Berendt
Close to God, a leader in the Church, loved by so many—what could bring a man like him to tears?
  • by Good News
Joy comes not from what happens to us, but how we respond—the kind of attitudes we have about those experiences. We need not feel like helpless victims of circumstance.
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
A staggering 7 million people—one in 32 U.S. adults—were on probation or parole or locked behind bars at the end of 2005, according to U.S. Justice Department statistics. Of that total, 2.2 million were in prison or jail.
  • by Kenneth Dove
Have you ever wondered what it was like for the apostle Paul while he was in prison? Or how about Joseph? How do you think they felt? Lonely, depressed or abandoned?
  • by Graemme Marshall
"Make a chain, for the land is filled with crimes of blood, and the city is full of violence" (Ezekiel 7:23). Must we accept crime as a way of life? Why aren't prisons solving it, and is there anything we can do about it personally?
  • by Vertical Christian
This young man made an impression on me, from his first day in prison to his last.
  • by Bill Jahns
What a Bataan Death March survivor learned can help us all endure to the end.