Upcoming Church & Immigration Events

I received emails from two different friends today about some upcoming opportunities to explore how our churches can thoughtfully and effectively engage the important issue of immigration reform. On March 1 Wheaton College is hosting Dr Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, who will speaking about “A Moral … Continue reading Upcoming Church & Immigration Events

Segregated Churches and Immigration

My latest article for Out of Ur went up a few days ago.  In it I attempted to show how the critical need for comprehensive immigration reform offers the American church an opportunity to live up to our calling in some significant ways.  Given how polarizing these issues can be, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at … Continue reading Segregated Churches and Immigration

The NAE on Immigration Reform

The National Association for Evangelicals recently released a position paper on immigration.  Because this group represents many within the hard-to-categorize evangelical subculture, this paper is especially noteworthy.  While the paper points out the illegality of undocumented immigration, it takes a mostly sympathetic view of the experience of many undocumented immigrants. The following paragraph impresses for … Continue reading The NAE on Immigration Reform

Immigration Interview with Jenny Hwang (2)

I want to thank Jenny Hwang for taking the time to answer some questions raised by her book, Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate. The national questions and debates about immigration aren’t going away anytime soon.  Wouldn’t it be remarkable if Christians were informed theologically and practically about these issues … Continue reading Immigration Interview with Jenny Hwang (2)

Immigration Interview with Jenny Hwang (1)

As mentioned on Thursday, today I’m posting the first part of an interview with Jenny Hwang who, along with Matthew Soerens, authored Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate.  I read a lot of books this year, but this is the one I’ve most recommended.  Hwang works for World Relief in … Continue reading Immigration Interview with Jenny Hwang (1)