Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on May 23, 2012.

In 2011, I spent six months living in northern Haiti, teaching English in a Christian university as well as in smaller schools in the area.  I had been in the country for about two months when this story happened.

I was […]

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Editor’s note: This blog originally ran on October 22, 2012.

There are a lot of reasons why I believe that immigrants are a blessing to local churches in the United States, but one of the most profound is this: Immigrants can help us to better understand what it means […]

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Justice Cannot Wait

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“I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.” —Matthew 25:35

I recently had the privilege of joining other members of G92 in attending the Americans for Reform lobby day in Washington, D.C. Although the 600 attendees represented interests from a variety of fields, we all had one thing in common: […]

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Sojourners. Permission was given by moderator to repost.

When one reads the Old Testament Law, one is struck by the amount of attention given to those from the outside–Hebrew ger, the sojourner (or alien or stranger, depending on the English translation). Peoples […]

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My husband and I recently joined the Couchsurfing website and hosted our first official couchsurfers last month. Three college students whom we had never met before showed up at our door to spend the evening with us and crash on our couches.

I’ll be honest – I did have some apprehensions […]

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Las Posadas

On December 24, 2012 By

In Mexico and other parts of Latin America—and among many Latino immigrants in the U.S.— Las Posadas is an important part of the celebration of Christmas.  Las Posadas is a multi-day rehearsal of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging as they arrived in Bethlehem, as Mary was about to give birth to Jesus.  People […]

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How sad and frustrating it is, as a pastor, to receive a call at 10:30 PM from a member of your church asking help because her husband or son was arrested for simply not being the same color or for not speaking the same language as the officer who detained him!

 

This young […]

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Evangelical Christianity is based on the word of the Bible; so much so that evangelical Christians believe that the Bible is the Word of God himself. That means that as evangelical Christians, our current political views should reflect and be consistent with the Word of God. This will ensure that we what we believe […]

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A group of us from my church gathered one Wednesday night to talk about what God has to say about immigration.  Unlike the debates we are hearing on TV and the Radio in the build up to the election, this was not a moment to talk about our different political views but to have […]

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In 2011, I spent six months living in northern Haiti, teaching English in a Christian university as well as in smaller schools in the area.  I had been in the country for about two months when this story happened.

I was walking in downtown Limbé, a city of about 100,000 people in the Nord […]

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