Read the Full ERLC Article here. One of the more subtle tragedies of the last several weeks has been a furthering divide between natural-born and immigrant/refugee Americans. The Church is not immune to this and we who call ourselves followers of Christ must be willing to see all others and their circumstances through the lens … Continue reading More on Loving and Serving our Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors during a Pandemic (ERLC)
Read the full Tulsa World article here. "At a time when anti-Asian sentiments have disappointingly reemerged, Tian and Liying stand out as light in darkness. They have helped meet critical needs, both physical and spiritual, in our community, country, and around the world. They have allowed love, not fear, to drive their actions. Tian and … Continue reading BONUS CONTENT/PICTURES from Tulsa World Story: Tian and Liying help equip Tulsa’s largest hospital with N95 masks
Last year I was blessed to visit the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives, just across the Kidron Valley from the temple mount in Jerusalem. As you will see, I took off my shoe and sock so the flesh of my foot could touch the ground where Jesus walked and prayed. Below you … Continue reading A Combined Reading of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane in all 4 Gospels
03-23-2020 Here we are, one week into a completely new world. Phrases like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve,” which had no meaning to us just days ago, are the new normal, at least for now. For a time last week, I was pleasantly surprised to see a change in tone among our national leaders, … Continue reading A Christian Commitment to Consecration during this Time of Crisis
OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGES "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan." Exodus 22:22"Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits." Exodus 23:6"During the seventh year, let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do … Continue reading 200+ Scriptures from the Bible about Loving, Serving and Seeking Justice for the Poor
Below you will find my interview with NPR's Sarah McCammon on "All Things Considered," along with fellow SBC pastor Malachi O'Brien. Our discussion was about attitudes among evangelicals after opposing op-eds in Christianity Today and Christian Post about our current political mess. Despite what the title says, Malachi and I did NOT debate but rather simply answered questions honestly and respectfully towards each other and hopefully … Continue reading NPR “All Things Considered” discussion regarding attitudes among evangelicals amid current political division.
If the U.S. fails to act, ancient Christian communities dating back to the Book of Acts might soon be deserted. Since the first mission movements of the Early Church, Assyrian (Syriac) churches have never failed to maintain a confessional Christian presence in or near their original lands. If the current crisis facing northeastern Syria worsens, … Continue reading In Syria, this may be the last Christmas for Christian communities who’ve been there since the first century.