Prodigal Magazine is a community of people, all different ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and geographical locations who come together to share their stories on one common platform.

We believe in the power of stories to change the world.

Why do we believe in story?

We believe that stories have the ability to change people. When we reflect on the people we’ve met, the places we’ve been, and the ways that they’ve impacted us — we start to see the evidence of God at work in our lives.

When we communicate those stories in a meaningful way, we are able to share His truth with others.

We don’t have to evangelize or proselytize to communicate the truth of the gospel. All we have to do is tell our stories. When we look closely, we see that every story, everywhere, has the fingerprint of a God who loves His sons and daughters so much that He shows up, even when they aren’t looking.

  • Stories are how we connect to each other and how we understand truth.
  • Stories are the way we find meaning and healing in difficult circumstances.
  • Stories help us to laugh at ourselves and see God’s faithfulness.

We all have a story to tell, even if we don’t know how to tell it. We just need to be asked the right questions, have a little help with wording and structure, receive just a little encouragement, and the deepest most moving stories just seem to come pouring out.

If you have a story to tell, please visit our WRITER page.

The Story of Prodigal

Prodigal was founded in 2005 by Jason Wenell who had a vision for an online publication where men of integrity could come to encounter truth, just as it is, naked, raw and real.

In January 2012 the site was adopted by Darrell and Allison Vesterfelt so that the vision could continue, not just to men, but to “sons and daughters” everywhere.

Want to get involved in our community?

We can’t blame you. It’s a pretty good community, if we do say so ourselves. There are several ways that you can jump right in.


Please peruse our virtual pages, reading and and enjoying engaging, witty, and provocative stories about things you would have spent your day thinking about anyway. We think of this platform kind of like our living room. We’re inviting you in. Take off your shoes, have a seat on our couch and get cozy.


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If you read something that inspires you, encourages you or just makes you think, feel free to tell others you “like” it. Share it on Facebook, on Twitter, or even with the woman standing next to you in the line at the grocery store. Post a comment to the author in the comments section at the end of the post.


You have a story to tell. Will you be brave enough to share it? Telling your story might just be the most challenging, rewarding and meaningful thing you do to become a part of the Prodigal Community. We need your voice to join the conversation.

Check out our WRITE page for more detailed information.