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Emily Andrews Emily Andrews is a staff writer and editor at Prison Fellowship, as well as a freelancer with topic knowledge on crime and incarceration in America. Emily is a graduate of the University of Virginia and MFA candidate at George Mason University. She lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Hope in Bleak Midwinter On my lunch break at work, I open up Twitter, where I follow about as many media outlets and strangers as I do real acquaintances. I scroll and I sigh. Scandals, tragic accidents, over-incarceration, another shooting. Wars and rumors of wars couched by quippy memes and images of Baby Yoda. These trials and tragedies are... Emily Andrews
3 Reasons Why I (Still) Serve in Student Ministry Kids these days. In my four-ish years of serving in student ministry, I’ve learned it’s not for the faint of heart. I’ve wanted to quit. I’ve felt like a failure. So, here’s why I’m convinced you should try it. #1 – Because It’s Hard. I was fresh out of college when I began volunteering with... Emily Andrews
It’s OK Not to Be OK: A Q&A on Mental Health and Following Jesus *Note from editor: May was Mental Health Awareness Month. To close out May, we thought it appropriate to feature this interview by one of our contributors, Emily Andrews. A graduate student in clinical mental health, Rachel Stewart is passionate about the intersection of counseling/therapy and Christianity. She is currently working towards her final course in... Emily Andrews
4 Ways to Treat the Prisoner as a Person Did you know that two-thirds of those currently held in American jails have yet to be convicted of a crime? Jails are typically short-term holding facilities, whether a person has just been arrested, is awaiting sentencing, or must serve a brief sentence (usually up to a year). Pew Charitable Trusts recently polled 1,215 people on... Emily Andrews
Inviting the Invisible: Why the Church’s View of Prisoners Matters “I was in prison and you came to me. … Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” —Matthew 25:36, 40 When was the last time you thought about prisoners? Maybe you saw a news reporter cover a crime story... Emily Andrews