Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared February 27, 2012.  We are re-posting it, for this Ash Wednesday.

Last week marked the beginning of Lent.  Many Christians—including a growing number of generally non-liturgical evangelicals—observe the forty-day period preceding Easter as a somber time to fast, repent, and prepare to remember Christ’s death and, […]

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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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Private prison corporations have sold the American public a lie, and we have bought it without question. The lie is that immigration detention–the incarceration of 34,000 non-citizens every day–is necessary to protect the American public and the integrity of our borders.

However, private prisons and the federal government have failed to tell us that […]

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the NC Council of Churches’ blog. Permission was given by the author to repost. 

In these fever-pitch days of summer, with the once-in-a-generation chance at real immigration reform in Congress, we’re hearing a lot about how reform is good politics (for both parties) and good for […]

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Bill Hybels says that casting a vision is the process of inspiring people to move from “here” to “there.”  We often think that to “sell” a vision, we need to paint a compelling picture of “there,” he says, when we really need to make the case […]

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Let me start by saying how nice it is to write something that’s not contingent on a final grade for the first time in a very long while … Ahh, let’s all just let that soak in….

                For the past four years I’ve been grinding […]

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A few weeks ago, in the bulletin at my church, there was an announcement that I felt had been written specifically for me:

Folding Chair Amnesty Week—Have you ever borrowed folding chairs from the church? We need them back!  Please return any folding chairs to the church this […]

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Prayer And Action

On April 22, 2013 By

 

Last Wednesday, hundreds of pastors and lay leaders from evangelical churches and campuses all over the United States gathered in our nation’s capital for a national Day of Prayer and Action for Immigration Reform.  Several months ago, national Christian leaders drafted a letter to President Obama and […]

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If you know someone who is going through deportation and don’t know what to do for them, today is your lucky day. Here are 3 things you can do that will go a long way in alleviating the stress and strain that they […]

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One of the concerns I hear most frequently about immigration reform—and, to be honest, one of the most legitimate from my perspective—is that our country could repeat some of the mistakes of the “amnesty” legislation signed by President Reagan in 1986.  I would not characterize the Reagan-era Immigration Reform and Control […]

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