Don’t Ask The Question…If You Can’t Handle the Answer…

It happens often.

Someone learns that I spend a bit of time behind the walls and wire of a couple prisons.

They hear that I preaprisonchapel-300x209ch in chapel, meet one-on-one with offenders, and…yay…even do Bible quizzing in one institution.

And..too often…a well-meaning person says something like, “Gee, Jack, why do you do that? Aren’t there a whole lot of phonies who show up for prison chapel?”

I grit my teeth, and in my normative, compassionate way reply, “Sure there are…why should prison church be any different than your church?”

That closes that particular conversation…until the next time.

Author: jackhager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for 30 plus years. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things.

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