Fullscreen capture 1162014 102436 AM.bmpResponding to a photo collection published by Slate under the title “Finding God in Maximum Security Prison,” CBI president Dr. David Schuringa argues that romanticizing prison ministry does far more harm than good. In a recent article for Think Christian, Dr. Schuringa writes:

Prison ministry is desperately important and, I believe, can make a difference in the rehabilitation of God’s image-bearers. But the photographs give the impression that the way we punish folks is the right way. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, these are an encyclopedia of praise for mass incarceration because, well, folks get saved there.

Dr. Schuringa urges Christians to continue reaching people in prison with God’s Word but also to promote criminal justice policies that are in accordance with God’s Word.

Read the full article and share your own thoughts at Think Christian.