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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Loving the Stranger Book Review

Jessica Udall begins her self-published book, Loving the Stranger by telling her readers that the words she has written come from her heart. But after completing her book last week I would have known without a doubt that it was written from her heart, even if she had not explicitly said so. Jessica has spent…

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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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How to Talk About Refugees With Liberals

Recently, I wrote about on how to talk about refugees with conservatives. In the interests of fairness, today I’ll cover how to talk about refugees with liberals. The majority of the points remain the same: start slow, don’t attack liberalism, avoid ad hominem arguments, and, in this case, avoid framing refugee resettlement according to conservative…

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An Interview With D.L. Mayfield

This week I am so excited to be interviewing D.L. Mayfield, an author and fellow lover of refugees and marginalized people who is pursuing Jesus’s upside down kingdom. D.L. writes about theology, refugees, and downward mobility. You can find her book, Assimilate or Go Home: Notes From a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith on Amazon…

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How to Talk About Refugees With Conservatives

So far in this series on how to talk about refugees we’ve covered general principles, talking to children about refugees, and talking about refugees on social media. Today we’re going to tackle how to talk about refugees with conservatives. This is a topic I’ve thought quite a bit about, but the approach I lay out…

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