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

Evangelical Immigration Table Booth at the SBC, St. Louis, June 13-15

Evangelical Immigration Table Booth at the SBC, St. Louis, June 13-15

I will be helping to lead the Evangelical Immigration Table booth at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO next week from June 13-15. I have been working as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, which is a consortium of ministries such as the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the… Continue Reading

How the Church in South Carolina Defeated the Anti-Refugee Bill, S997

How the Church in South Carolina Defeated the Anti-Refugee Bill, S997

S997, the anti-refugee bill that would have created a state registry for refugees and would have held sponsors civilly liable for certain future crimes that refugees would have committed, officially died this week in the South Carolina House of Representatives. This bill was full of religious liberty challenges, as I detailed back in early February,… Continue Reading

The Pain of Rejection and Displacement Gives Way to the Welcoming Healing of Christ

The Pain of Rejection and Displacement Gives Way to the Welcoming Healing of Christ

What if we are not that different from refugees and sojourners? What if their story is our story and their presence is actually God reminding us of our own deep need for Him and for community? And what if how we treat them speaks to where we find our own hope? Rejection and displacement are… Continue Reading

Matthew 24 Missions: The World Refugee Crisis and Reaching the Nations in North America Conference (August 26-27)

Matthew 24 Missions: The World Refugee Crisis and Reaching the Nations in North America Conference (August 26-27)

Southern Baptists and other Evangelicals are beginning to recognize the incredible opportunity and responsibility set before us. As the above infographic from www.ethnecity.com demonstrates, the nations have come to us en masse. Between 41 and 47 million foreign born peoples (by latest estimate) now live in the United States (13.2 million in the South). Many… Continue Reading

Diaspora Missions, the Gospel, and Ministry to Immigrants/Refugees

Diaspora Missions, the Gospel, and Ministry to Immigrants/Refugees

(The Featured Image advertises the upcoming Reaching the Nations Next Door Conference in the Nashville area in August). “For You Were Sojourners In the Land of Egypt” Acts 17:16-31 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in… Continue Reading