It can be frustrating, at times, to be a faithful Christian in the public square. Personally, two issues dominate my activism: abortion and immigration. While they are separate and complex issues, I believe they stem from the same root belief: every person born into the world was created in the image […]

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The big international news last week—bigger even than the #Pray4Reform event in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday, as newsworthy as that was—was the birth of Great Britain’s royal baby.  Prince William and Princess Kate became parents last Monday to a little baby boy eventually named George Alexander Louis.  In anticipation of the birth, as […]

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Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will hold its first hearing on immigration policy of the new Congress, signaling that leaders in the House may be as eager to address the topic as those in the Senate or the White House.  For the last several years, Congress has done almost […]

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Most Popular Blogs of 2012: #1

On December 30, 2012 By

With the last week of the year we are sharing the top 3 most popular blogs of the year based upon page views. We posted #3 on Wednesday, and you can find it here. On Friday we posted #2, and you can find it here. The #1 blog, written by Matthew Soerens, compares those […]

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At one point in my early life, I was undocumented.  Because I lacked a legal document, I lacked the protection of the rule of law.  If I was deemed to be inconvenient or potentially dangerous, I could have been eliminated.  I was vulnerable.

 

And then, I was born.  I was issued a birth […]

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Electoral success in the American political system, dominated by two major parties, necessitates a coalition of individuals driven by different, often unrelated interests.  In the contemporary Republican Party, many supporters are driven first and foremost by a commitment to the sanctity of life—including, in particular, preborn life—and they believe the Republicans are more likely […]

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I began devising responses to some of their information that would publicly cut them down, exposing what I viewed as their naiveté, gullibility, and hypocrisy. But then, as my mind went racing through the various economic studies and Scriptures I could cite to belittle their views, God convicted me of my own hypocrisy: doesn’t God love the Minutemen and similar groups? Aren’t they made in his image (Genesis 1:26-27), just like each undocumented immigrant? Didn’t Jesus die to save sinners—like them, like me (Romans 5:8)?

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On Saturday evening, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced her proposal to deal with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.: she believes, she said, that we should deport them all.  When asked who should cover the estimated $135 billion that such an operation would cost, Representative Bachmann confidently said that the […]

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Guest Blog by Natalie Burris

 

American evangelical Christians are known for promoting family values.  In fact, an entire evangelical organization, Focus on the Family, dedicates its multi-million-dollar yearly budget to supporting marriage and children, as well as sanctity-of-life issues, such as eliminating abortion.

 

The current immigrant debate can play an important […]

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Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders by Jason Riley is an excellent book with a regrettable title. Because I personally do not think the United States could sustain an open borders policy—and because that is also quite adamantly not the position of my employer, World Relief, which like other evangelical groups […]

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