The mass closures of gathering spaces and schools, coupled with suspensions of many businesses and public services, are necessary measures to manage the COVID-19 pandemic; but they have greatly impacted our most vulnerable neighbors and created a crippling amount of… Read More ›
Introduction In the Protestant circles I’ve been a part of for the last two decades (Evangelical Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church of America, non-denominational evangelical, Anglican Church of North America, Evangelical Free Church of America, and presently, an independent Bible Church), whenever… Read More ›
What is Advent? For the average evangelical Christian in America, the word “Advent” probably evokes the images and sounds of Christmas – a manger scene, shepherds, angels, the star of Bethlehem, wise men from the East, “Silent Night.” But if… Read More ›
I just received an urgent update from my friend and former ministry partner, Tim Isaacson, who’s the director of the Atlanta chapter of Immigrant Hope. He is asking people to pray and to advocate for the families he is working… Read More ›
This is a guest post by Cindy M. Wu, Program Manager at Houston Welcomes Refugees, author of A Better Country: Embracing the Refugees in Our Midst, and co-author of Our Global Families: Christians Embracing Common Identity. (And also my sister-in-law)… Read More ›
The stage has become such an accepted structure in churches that we forget it originated in the world of theater. (It certainly didn’t originate from the early believers, who met in various places like temple courts [Acts 2:46], private homes… Read More ›
My friend Sarah Quezada, author of Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World, has written a short, helpful guide containing 15 ideas for supporting immigrants and addressing the migrant crisis. You can download it for free here. But I’d like to highlight what she and… Read More ›
I’m going to expand this into a long-form essay over the next few weeks, but this 14-tweet collection is a sort of preview.