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Back from Honduras, with thoughts on the immigration “crisis”

June 30, 2014 by

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I put crisis in quotes just because I’m unsure what constitutes a crisis anymore–certainly politicians try to whip support for whatever is their latest pet issue by declaring it a crisis.  But on to the post.  I just returned from a short term mission trip in Honduras Saturday night, and am really glad to be […]

Gridlock is Good

June 27, 2014 by

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Yesterday (June 26) the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (we could only wish) said, regarding immigration, “We’re not just going to sit around interminably for Congress.”  He went on to say that the Obama administration was growing impatient with Congress.  Well, this isn’t exactly earth-shattering news.  We have known for say, seven years, that […]

Thunderclap on the Right: Cantor Loses Primary

June 10, 2014 by

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That sound you heard is not the Ohio rain that is so often punctuated by a roll of thunder, but existential angst as it works its way through the Republican establishment in Washington, D.C. Eric Cantor, U.S. House Majority Leader (R-VA), lost his party primary today to political novice Dave Brat, an economics professor from […]

Open Immigration

November 19, 2013 by

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When we advocate open immigration we are not advocating free and complete amnesty for all undocumented aliens. Amnesty is related and intertwined with immigration, but is not exactly the same issue. You can support open immigration and not believe all undocumented aliens should remain in the nation. Open immigration does not mean that anyone should […]

Immigration: Political and Cultural Considerations

November 18, 2013 by

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Once again the issue of immigration is upon us, whether we are ready for it or not.  In Washington, phone calls and e-mails are beginning to pile up in congressional offices.  Politicians are being lobbied hard.  The President is chomping at the bit to sign a bill.  Pro-immigration groups are beginning to exert pressure on […]

A Biblical Versus a Multi-Cultural Perspective on Illegal Immigration, Part 3

November 14, 2013 by

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Part III* Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16) In a previous installment, we examined what God’s Word has to say regarding the treatment of immigrants in general, as well as the biblical prescription for government as “ministers […]

A Biblical Versus a Multi-Cultural Perspective on Illegal Immigration, Part 2

November 13, 2013 by

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Part II* Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16) Having already dealt with the Matthew 25 passage in the first installment, this installment addresses other scriptural passages referenced by evangelicals in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants.  We will also […]