Book Review: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration

“Make America Great Again” Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, so familiar to us now, is a battlecry of hope for some Americans, while for others it is a sinister harbinger of a less inclusive era. In the year since President Trump’s inauguration, countless opinions have been written to dissect his policies and measure his motives….

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Welcoming Refugees at Christmas: A Few Tips

Last week I gave you 30 ideas for welcoming refugees during the holidays. This week I want to talk through some important issues that you should be aware of if you plan to adopt one of those ideas for welcoming refugees at Christmas. This is not an exhaustive list of tips, by any means, but…

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How to Talk About Refugees With Christians

There is so much in Scripture to support welcoming refugees and having compassion toward strangers, that it should be easy to talk about refugees with Christians. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many Christians are unaware that Bible addresses displacement, or they are more concerned with the position of their political party than the…

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A Better Country Book Review

“Like refugees, all we who are in Christ are considered sojourners, aliens, and pilgrims on earth (1 Chr 29:15; 1 Pet 1:17). Like the giants of the faith listed in Hebrews 11, we acknowledge that we are strangers and exiles. Yet as strangers and exiles we are not aimless, nor are we hopeless. Rather, we…

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Refugees and the Alt-Right

Last weekend, the devastating events in Charlottesville, and the non-response of President Trump consumed the news. The extreme right’s message of superiority, isolationism, and white nationalism is growing stronger and stronger. For those of us who find this message appalling, it is up to us to speak out. I firmly believe that faithful Christians have…

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White Evangelicals and Refugee Ministry

I am one of the 19% of white evangelicals who did not vote for President Trump. From the beginning of the presidential campaign I have closely followed the response of American Christians to President Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Since January talk of travel bans and moratoriums on the refugee resettlement program have consumed much…

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