The Inside-Out Gospel

Rehabilitating Our Criminal Justice System By Rev. Michael F. Blevins, J.D., M.Div., LL.M. Executive Director of the NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center, Inc., Decorah, IA The article is also located here. An excerpt: The United States is the world's leader in incarceration with 2.3 million people currently in the nation's prisons or jails—an astounding 500% increase over the past thirty years. These trends have resulted in inhumane prison overcrowding and state governments being overwhelmed…

Punishment and Retribution

An Attempt to Delimit Their Scope in New Testament Thought By C.F.D. Moule The following is from the "Preface" of the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee "Occasional Paper" Publication, 1990) edition: Ever since I first saw a footnote about this essay (in William Klassen’s Release to Those in Prison, Herald Press, 1977), I was very taken with its central thesis “...that the word ‘punishment’ and other words related to it (especially ‘retribution’) have, if used in…

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