Category Archives: Current Affairs

On Racism, the Shooting of Black Men, Religious Liberty, and the Better Way of Jesus

On Racism, the Shooting of Black Men, Religious Liberty, and the Better Way of Jesus

Philando Castille. Alton Sterling. Gregory Gunn. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. Walter Scott. Eric Harris. John Crawford III. All shot dead or killed in the past two to three years. I might not know all that happened, but I know that someone should not die in response to selling CD’s or reaching for their… Continue Reading

Samantha Bee, the SBC’s Refugee Resolution, and How We Witness of Jesus to a Watching World

Samantha Bee, the SBC’s Refugee Resolution, and How We Witness of Jesus to a Watching World

Late Night comedienne, Samantha Bee of TBS and formerly of The Daily Show, recently praised Southern Baptists. She heartily affirmed the SBC for the Refugee Resolution that we just passed at our convention and Dr. Russell Moore for his defense of religious liberty, even for Muslims (the video has a few instances of rough language, including a… Continue Reading

#FearIsNotOurPolicy, Refugees, and Speaking for the Vulnerable in the South Carolina Statehouse

#FearIsNotOurPolicy, Refugees, and Speaking for the Vulnerable in the South Carolina Statehouse

Quite a few people have been working against the anti-refugee bill, S997 in South Carolina along with churches, ministries, refugee resettlement organizations, and other groups for the past few months. I blogged about the bill, the religious liberty implications of it, and the work against it here and here as a summary. The Washington Post (here and here) and… Continue Reading

A More Christian Approach to Immigration, Migration, and Refugees?

A More Christian Approach to Immigration, Migration, and Refugees?

As I walked into the World Relief office, I saw children everywhere. They were from many different nations around the world and were with their families. Tim, the director came out and showed me around and offered me a cup of coffee. A nondescript builiding in a suburban office park outside of Nashville was serving… Continue Reading

The Source of Reagan’s Powerful Perspective on America and Immigration

The Source of Reagan’s Powerful Perspective on America and Immigration

Over the past few months, voices on the Left of the political spectrum like ThinkProgress.org have been reminding Republicans that back in the 80’s, no less a conservative father than Ronald Reagan had views on immigration that might be considered liberal today. Reagan, revered by conservatives for decades, said some pretty incredible things about immigration… Continue Reading

Alabama Conservatives, the Law, and How Trump Gains Power By Playing to Fears

Alabama Conservatives, the Law, and How Trump Gains Power By Playing to Fears

Donald Trump had a conference call with leadership from the Alabama GOP on Thursday, September 10th. In that call, he was asked about policy specifics in relation to his idea of forcibly deporting 11+ million undocumented immigrants as well as their children who were born here in the United States. He said that he wanted… Continue Reading