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Samuel K. Atchison

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Rev. Samuel K. Atchison has served, by turns, as a welfare policy analyst, social services administrator, social policy consultant, and prison chaplain. He is the president of the Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry (TEAM), which serves as a coordinating agency for the community outreach efforts of churches in Mercer County, New Jersey.

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A Matter of Color

Toward a Relevant Ministry

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. means taking an honest look at the relevance of our ministries and the plight of our communities. Read More »

Keeping the Peace Behind Bars on September 11

A prison chaplain's experience in the wake of 9/11 illustrates the important role of religious leaders in keeping the peace. Read More »

Social Conservatism and White Protestant Hegemony

Christians who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage should understand how the cultural ground beneath them has shifted. Read More »

New Challenges, New Opportunities for Suburban Churches

Young professionals are moving into the city centers, while the poor are fleeing to the suburbs. What does this mean for the churches? Read More »

The Indispensable Prison Church

Churches inside prison walls give the incarcerated a sense of significance, dignity, and purpose. They might also be the key to transforming America's inner cities. Read More »

The Prisoner as Scapegoat

Is there redemption for the scapegoat? Are we willing to forgive, assist them, and -- dare I say it -- hire them? Read More »

Recent Articles

Toward a Relevant Ministry

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. means taking an honest look at the relevance of our ministries and the plight of our communities. Read More »

Keeping the Peace Behind Bars on September 11

A prison chaplain's experience in the wake of 9/11 illustrates the important role of religious leaders in keeping the peace. Read More »

Social Conservatism and White Protestant Hegemony

Christians who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage should understand how the cultural ground beneath them has shifted. Read More »

New Challenges, New Opportunities for Suburban Churches

Young professionals are moving into the city centers, while the poor are fleeing to the suburbs. What does this mean for the churches? Read More »

The Indispensable Prison Church

Churches inside prison walls give the incarcerated a sense of significance, dignity, and purpose. They might also be the key to transforming America's inner cities. Read More »

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