This is a third retelling of Jesus' Parable of the Good Samaritan. The first two can be found by clicking below: The Good Samaritan: A Syrian Perspective The Good Samaritan: An Asylum-Seeker Perspective NOTE: Before reading below, I encourage you to look at the featured image above where Jesus Himself is depicted as the injured man. If … Continue reading The Good Samaritan: An American Perspective
The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-36) is among the most well-known stories ever told, even for those unfamiliar with the Bible. For the contemporary reader, the parable is also one of the easiest to misunderstand. Today, the term Samaritan is synonymous with offering assistance to strangers. In the Jewish world in which Jesus taught, … Continue reading The Good Samaritan: A Syrian Perspective
If you find the immigration issues the U.S. is facing right now to be confusing, you are not alone. If you are conflicted because your heart is hurting for families and children that are suffering but you also believe there are legitimate concerns regarding laws, security, and general well-being, you are also not alone. Be … Continue reading Some Talking Points for those Conflicted about Immigrants and Refugees
It is puzzling to see so many evangelicals still standing firmly against compassionate actions on behalf of immigrants and refugees. Don't get me wrong; I understand immigration issues are complex. Believe me. I have learned more in the last two years from ground zero of this debate than I ever imagined I could. Certainly the … Continue reading 5 Reasons Immigrants and Refugees Are the Church’s Responsibility
There are those few moments in the life of a church that will be remembered for many years after. I have to believe this was one of those moments. No one could communicate the way God has blessed our international and refugee ministry at South Tulsa in the last 18 months better than these three … Continue reading When Refugees/Immigrants Become Church Family
A few months ago, I wrote a short piece about our growing international and refugee ministry at South Tulsa, and shared briefly some of the "adventures" we have faced as along the way. Click on either link below to read more of our story . . . https://www.worldrelief.org/blog/love-hopes-all-things http://evangelicalimmigrationtable.com/category/blog/ I have learned much in … Continue reading Love and Hope for Immigrants and Refugees
God has brought hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world into our communities in the last few decades. Many of these people come from places the Church has been unable to reach in substantial ways. Perhaps it is precisely because we have not been able to go to them, that God has … Continue reading God is speaking to His people through immigrants and refugees. Will we listen?