Nothing left to lose

missions and ministry
As of late, I've been working on preparations for a tour in India with a band called The Gap Theory. I'm excited about that, but I was leafing through some blog entries from blue sky nine (the band I spent 4 years leading and touring with) and came across this article that I had written, but never clicked the 'publish' button. So... here's a previously unpublished story from the 2010 blue sky nine tour. - - - - - - - - May, 2010 Recently, in addition to a bunch of colleges and other shows, blue sky nine played outreach concerts at 3 different prison facilities. One was an outreach at a Level-5 security, ‘Supermax’ prison. At that event, we saw literally hundreds of guys make decisions to turn their…
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Justice, or grace?

missions and ministry
“Whenever I would bring a bible home, my father would burn it…” blue sky nine just came off the road doing from a bunch of concerts in correctional institutions in Florida. There are a number of things that make those concerts difficult. One is that, to the correctional officers, our band and equipment represents an entire travelling circus of items that could be potentially made into improvised weapons. Another is that the physical security of the women in our team requires a level of diligence that is, in a word, creepifying. It can be a dangerous place. To me, though, the hardest thing is learning about the events that led up to whatever they did to become incarcerated. We get to talk to the guys a lot before and after…
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