Presidents CornerBy Romney Ruder “For every thousand people hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the roots” H.D Thoreau In recent work, Lisa Miller, a Columbia University psychology professor and founder of the school’s Spirituality and Mind-Body Institute, has uncovered scientific evidence that spirituality is correlated with success, and her work…Read More
Lifeline’s decade plus of ministry in Los Angeles County Jails was not made arbitrarily. Rather, it was made with the intent of reaching arguably one of the largest (if not the largest) county jail system in the world. At its height of population with 22,000 inmates, our ministry of Malachi Dads and Hannah’s Gift reaches a diverse, international and multicultural population.Read More
Presidents Corner, Sept 24, 2021by Dr. Romney Ruder How does God feel about the incarcerated? Certainly, a God of justice believes that guilty people should be punished for their crimes (sins). But in Psalm 68, He kind of throws us for a loop. In verse 6, David explains that we serve a God that “offers…Read More
The President’s CornerDr. Romney Ruder, Lifeline President This summer, I spent some time with members of our church doing a book study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. If you have not had a chance to read it, I highly recommend it; especially during these times of isolation due to COVID-19. The piece spells out the…Read More
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the live streamed event of the Global Leadership Summit with about 150 men serving sentences at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, KS. After not being allowed into prisons or jails around much of the country, it was great to finally get an opportunity to have some fellowship; even if only for a few days.
During his humorous live-streamed talk, one of the speakers, Albert Tate, began to discuss his relationship with his kids and the vast difference between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It was really comical as Reverend Tate expounded on how his wife’s day was filled with celebration, affection, thanksgiving, and gifts.Read More