Incarnational ministry at the border

My wife and I have spent the week on the border of Texas and Mexico. The number one lesson I’ve learned when it comes to opinions about immigration: we all have opinions about immigration. Also, most opinions that get shared from either viewpoint (“pro” immigrant or “anti” immigrant) in a wider audience come from peopleContinue reading “Incarnational ministry at the border”

The “nuclear” family and the extended family

I listened to the Holy Post Podcast and this week’s discussion (beginning around 10:30.00) has a discussion on an Atlantic Monthly article by David Brooks on the “nuclear family.” It was a fascinating discussion FOLLOWED BY Part 2 of an interview with Matthew Soerens of World Relief on the subject of immigration. Both discussions wereContinue reading “The “nuclear” family and the extended family”

Dr. King writes to the church today

I have made some pretty awful attempts today at writing about Martin Luther King, Jr. I annually reflect on Letters from a Birmingham Jail on this weekend. I have a really long post I pounded out as I reflected not only on Dr. King’s words but the events of this week concerning immigration. That didn’t go well. 

Larry the Cucumber and Illegal Immigration

My kids grew up on Veggie Tales. It was a series of videos using vegetable characters like Larry the Cucumber. One of the creators of the show, Phil Vischer, now has a podcast that mixes his crazy ADHD comments and some serious discussion on current issues in culture with an evangelical Christian perspective. His latestContinue reading “Larry the Cucumber and Illegal Immigration”