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A View From the Bus Station
Originally Posted: 07/17/2014 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

“The United States is wonderful,” said one woman, after I helped get her oriented to what buses she would take from Tucson to Florida, gave food and snacks to her and her 8- and 9-year-old sons, and helped her ...

True Biblical Hospitality: Loving Immigrants, Strangers, and Enemies
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

Based on our English definition, most everyone would consider themselves hospitable. But are we really? I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite moments in life is when I pu ...

Churches Shouldn't Be Think Tanks
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

I think it’s natural to have your views about the world change as you experience more of the world, and I wish it were easier to be honest about that when it happened. I wish it were encouraged. ...

On Scripture: When 'Homeland Security' Keeps Us From Encountering God
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

When I’m very different from someone else and yet we manage to live into an authentic unity supported by trust, we may gain a glimpse into God’s own wideness, perhaps discovering God to be more than we predict ...

Words Matter: Why the AP Will No Longer Call People 'Illegal'
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

The Associated Press announced Tuesday it is dropping the term "illegal immigrant" from its Stylebook. Citing concern for “labeling people, instead of behavior,” AP’s Senior Vice President and Execut ...

More than Six in Ten Americans Support Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

More than six in ten Americans support a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, a survey out today from the Public Religion Research Institute finds. More than six in ten Americ ...

Urge Obama, Boehner to Find Common Ground on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Tell our political leaders to move quickly and seek common ground on immigration reform. The election is finally over, and both parties understand the key role Latino vote ...