Tom Petty is sometimes a wordsmith, sometimes just repetitive in his lyrics. “You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won’t back down.” Sounds fearlessly bold.
Most of us, however, are more easily swayed. Sometimes it takes little more than some rhetoric about a 55-foot wall (or is […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: The original version of this blog ran on March 18, 2013.
When we encounter something that is not the way it should be in our society, God ultimately calls us to do something about it. James 2:14-25 speaks forcefully about the fact that our faith should manifest itself in concrete […]Continue Reading →
For the literally millions of American evangelicals who say that they want to stop the evil of human trafficking, there’s an urgent need to move from passionate sentiment to specific action. The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill this week, H.R. 4970, that would dramatically limit the relief available to foreign-born victims of human trafficking and other violent crimes, and in the process hinder law enforcement’s efforts to prosecute traffickers.Continue Reading →
Growing up, there was a sweet girl who spoke broken English. Her name was Marigold and she was a few locker spaces down from my own in school. Though she was young, her eyes spoke volumes about her family history. Marigold came and went with the migratory seasons, […]Continue Reading →
My challenge to local churches, as often as I can convince them to listen to me, is to see immigration to the United States not—as many in the larger society do—as a threat, but rather as a missional opportunity. God, in his sovereignty, has brought people from every nation to our communities (Acts 17:26), […]Continue Reading →