As I speak in local churches on the topic of immigration, challenging Christians to think about how our faith should inform the ways that they respond to the arrival of immigrants to our country, I never begin by talking about politics. Contrary […]Continue Reading →
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 […]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 →
Editor’s note: G92 is joining other Christian organizations throughout the country in urging you to pray fervently for immigration reform. Please commit to praying, attend a Pray4Reform prayer gathering, and sign up for weekly requests and reminders at www.pray4reform.org. (The original version of this blog ran on Dec. […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Last week, Timothy Dalrymple’s Philosophical Fragments published a guest post by Mark Tooley, president of the Institute for Religion and Democracy, critical of evangelical leaders’ advocacy for “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” which Mr. Tooley argues is an example of American evangelicalism slinking toward the liberalism represented by the National Council of Churches. Matthew Soerens, our regular […]Continue Reading →
I wrote last week about the very personal reasons that I have been working so hard for the past several years, and particularly the past few weeks, for what I believe to be long overdue reforms that would restore justice to our nation’s immigration laws. The previous Monday, I wrote […]Continue Reading →
I’m tired. With the momentum building for immigration reform, the past several weeks have been uniquely exhausting for me. I’ve worked more hours than I know I should, I’ve been on the road much of the past month, and I’m checking my Blackberry almost obsessively to try to stay on top of […]Continue Reading →
I am fresh off of an exhilarating weekend at The Justice Conference in Philadelphia, excited by the growing evangelical movement for justice. From throughout the country and the world, people gathered under the conviction that if we are to faithfully follow Jesus, we must seek justice.
The Justice Conference is […]Continue Reading →