The Pilgrimage of Pain

by Oletta Branstiter Author and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis examined the unavoidable dilemma of suffering in his book, “The Problem of Pain”, published in 1940. In this thoughtful study, Lewis reveals that: Humans have the capability to anticipate and philosophize pain. Pain shatters the illusion that we have all we need. Pain is a means to an end. Pain reminds us that this world is not enough. Pain is a foreshadow of hell to avoid. Pain is a condition experienced by most people at some time in their lives, and…

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Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree – Breaking the Chains

J. Lee Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree – Breaking the Chains “I was in prison and you visited me” — Matthew 25:36 PRISON FELLOWSHIP Before the inception of the Prison Fellowship, incarceration was a revolving door. With no direction, many released prisoners fell into recidivism and became repeat offenders. Prisoners were housed and fed, but spiritually they were lacking hope. Many returned to their criminal behavior. Prison Fellowship: Five Stages of Incerceration: Understand typical changes prisoners experience as they process their new life as prisoners – Understanding a prisoner‘s thinking and emotional…

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