A Place For Every Person

Every time I post about refugees, I get a backlash of political comments. I don’t broach this subject lightly, nor do I do so to posit or elicit a political response. I talk about it because it’s our Christian duty to understand and respond to the reality of refugees everywhere.

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A Biblical View of our Escalating Culture of Violence

Violence is familiar to me, having grown up in Beirut, Lebanon and spent most of my life traveling to the neediest places on earth. Many times I have experienced the scourge of deadly warfare. Yet recent shootings in Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas and recent terror attack in my adopted country of France hit closer to home. While […]

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The Sad Truth About Fatherless Youth

I spent a chunk of my childhood in the Middle East surrounded by gunfire from civil war. That didn’t make me immune to bullets or the heart wrenching tragedy of gun violence. I’m so weary of the regularity with which mass shootings and seemingly senseless crimes are dominating our news feeds. President Barack Obama’s response […]

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Persecution on the Rise

My news feed has never been more gruesome, laden with stories of Christians being abused or killed. According to Open Door USA, persecution of Christians around the world has never been worse.[1] Persecution of believers has been happening since Bible times. With the ubiquity of the Internet, we’re just more keenly aware of it now […]

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Ferguson on Fire

I’m reluctant to speak to an issue as raw and sensitive as the events that have unfolded in Ferguson. It’s an open sore, but not a flesh wound. Just because the surface will scab over and be all but forgotten like so many events before, does not mean that the body is healed.  It is […]

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Syria: What Obama missed, believers cannot

If the recent civil war and violence hasn’t been damaging enough, the fact that more than a million children are now refugees is heartbreaking. Of the 10 points President Obama made in his speech, he didn’t mention the refugees once. What our President overlooked, believers cannot. What does the believer do when there is no […]

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