Podcast episode: “Finding Home in Oklahoma” feat. Senator James Lankford and Cesar Q

‪“If you believe you are a child of God in Jesus Christ, who can really harm you with a word?” -Cesar Q‬ Cesar and I recorded this podcast with Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum after our article/interview ran in Christianity today. Some snippets of Ali's interview with Senator James Lankford when we were … Continue reading Podcast episode: “Finding Home in Oklahoma” feat. Senator James Lankford and Cesar Q

EDITORIAL: “Christians, don’t forget about the world’s refugees”

It will come any day now. The decision regarding how many refugees will be resettled into the U.S. next year is looming. In the last three years, the number of refugees we have received has dropped drastically, and there are reports that number could go as low as zero for 2020. This is no longer … Continue reading EDITORIAL: “Christians, don’t forget about the world’s refugees”

The Bible has much to say about the value of women in the Church. So much.

[NOTE: This article was first published by Bible Study Tools on 5/23/19. I have to say this was one of the most joy-filled and rewarding things I have ever written. The more I kept searching through the Scriptures, the more these examples of women in essential leadership roles and significant theological concepts kept coming out. The … Continue reading The Bible has much to say about the value of women in the Church. So much.

From “How pastors and churchgoers can approach immigration together”

Here are a few of the main points from my most recent article in The Christian Post about pastors and their congregations coming together on issues related to immigration. I believe there are several clear areas where pastors and their parishioners can find common ground, if we are committed to questioning and learning . . . together … Continue reading From “How pastors and churchgoers can approach immigration together”

5 Reasons Immigrants and Refugees Are the Church’s Responsibility

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

When Refugees/Immigrants Become Church Family

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

Love and Hope for Immigrants and Refugees

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