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

A Call to Congress and the Church to Speak and Act for “Dreamers”

Because quotes or statements can often be taken of context in the media, here is my full statement from today's press conference in DC: As a pastor, it is neither my calling nor my job to write bills or advocate for laws specifically. It is my call  to mobilize people to serve those God has … Continue reading A Call to Congress and the Church to Speak and Act for “Dreamers”

It’s OK to Disagree with Others (but there is a right way to do it) – from Philip Spener c. 1675

I was asked by a friend recently, "How do we possibly argue for biblical truth with all of the contentious issues in our world today?" The answer I gave to my friend has not changed: "However we do it, we must do it with humility." We live in a culture that thrives on inflated opinions, … Continue reading It’s OK to Disagree with Others (but there is a right way to do it) – from Philip Spener c. 1675