Jesus in the Margins

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Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on February 6th, 2013.

Jesus: I’m increasingly stunned how He came in the midst of the messiness and margins of humanity surrounded by the whispers of scandal.  He was without welcome in His father’s home town, welcomed by the low-class shepherds and Gentile kings, the target […]

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This year I attended the Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C., where faith leaders from multiple denominations gathered together to advocate for peace. During the conference, I attended a session about violence against Central American migrants in transit through Mexico.

Immediately, the speakers had my attention. The session was led […]

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Editor’s Note: This post is the final installment in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me

.In this post, I want to discuss one more response I sometimes hear Christians articulating in the midst of the immigration discussion: “They’re breaking the law. Romans 13 says we […]

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Editor’s Note: This post is the third in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me

In my last two posts, we have been looking at the topic of immigration. As mentioned earlier, my goal is not to offer simplistic solutions or even political ones. […]

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Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me

In my last post, I looked at a foundational question as it relates to our attitude toward immigration. As followers of Christ, do we love the immigrant? God […]

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Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me

In the midst of all the heated rhetoric and political posturing occurring around the issue of immigration, I’m concerned that many Christians are ignoring a foundational question: What […]

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Just about every pastor in America who has gone through some formalized training (Bible College or Seminary) has probably been exposed to some conversation on how to manage change in your church.  If they haven’t, then their institution needs to do some serious revision to their curriculum.

One of […]

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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 […]

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A message from Leith Anderson on behalf of the Evangelical Immigration Table:

Depending on where you get your news, you might have heard in recent weeks either that:

1.) Immigration negotiations have fallen apart in the House of Representatives, or

2) House Leadership is on the verge of introducing legislation […]

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When I was 16, my family went out for a celebration dinner one night. We were celebrating the fact that my dad had just been sworn in as a U.S. citizen. Because of that, my brother and I—who were born in Monterrey, Mexico—also became U.S. citizens that day. So really, it was […]

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