Crossing the Prison Line

  Project TURN is the prison-based education program that grew out of our realization here in Walltown that there are two kinds of people in America—those for whom prison is an unimaginable reality and those for whom it has always been part of their life. When we came here fresh from college with a lofty [Read More...]

The Gospel of Rutba

Hardly anyone ever visits Rutba House without asking, “So what does Rutba mean?” Once someone confessed they thought it must be an obscure Old Testament character they’d forgotten. But I always say, “I’m glad you asked.” We named this place after a village in Iraq because we never want to forget what we learned there. [Read More...]


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