What I will take away from my five days in south Texas is this: Unless we are willing to let go of systems and theologies that target the vulnerable, unless we are willing to recognize our own Saul-like tendencies, I don’t think the scales will fall from our eyes.
Despite their disturbing, even demonic, histories, both white supremacy and nationalism are back. Now they are fused with Christian zeal, a mixture that has only ever been – and will only ever be – toxic.
We need a moral and ethical witness based not on our social media feeds or biases but on an embedded, incarnational, long-term presence with those for whom we claim to have concern.
Employees of the home goods retailer Wayfair walked off their jobs Wednesday after more than 500 workers signed an open letter protesting the sale of $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to BCFS Health and Human Services, a Texas non-profit hired to run a new temporary emergency influx center for unaccompanied alien children in Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump lashed out at a Southern Baptist Convention official for critical comments about reports of detained migrant children held in perilous conditions at the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Mercy, justice and humility are the marks of authentic Christianity. I see none of these in the principles of faith by which our president operates. The only thing worse than the failure or refusal of people of faith to see this reality is to remain silent.
The pain and suffering Jennifer Wilder witnessed at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year shook her to the core. Wilder, the pastor of Broadview Baptist Church in Sunderland, Maryland, spent parts of January and February as a volunteer providing pastoral…
A Baptist church in North Carolina is marking the one-year anniversary of a member’s deportation with a podcast series reminding just how inhospitable the United States can be. “Inhospitable,” a limited series podcast telling the story of U.S. immigration enforcement…