Christians Taking Action I found this really cool website called We Welcome Refugees. I am so encouraged by their desire to take the message of Jesus seriously in their efforts to help solve this global crisis. No doubt there are many Americans who are concerned that if we let more refugees into the country we […]
The Greatest Human Migration Crisis In Recorded History According to Methodist Minister and human rights activist Mike Slaughter we are living to see the greatest refugee crisis the world has ever known. He says, “Wars, conflict and persecution around the world have forced more people to flee and seek refuge elsewhere in recent years than […]
Does Jesus have a relevant message for us concerning the Syrian refugee crisis? Is there an Evangelical response to his message. Lynne Hybels thinks so and so do I?
The movie Jaws changed the relationship between people and sharks forever. Does the relationship between people and sharks matter to God? Does the gospel encompass our reconciliation with all of God’s creatures? Even big monsters like “Deep Blue?” What do you think?
Franklin Graham thinks we should not let Muslim immigrate to the U.S. any more. What would Jesus do? Check out my friend Brian McLaren’s blog post and my video testimonial on how God used a Muslim child named Omar to turn my heart from hating Muslims to loving them.
Many people over the past year have asked me to share more of my story about trip to Sudan to help Meriam Ibrahim. This blog entry captures the essence of that journey.
I am ashamed to say this but there was a time when I hated Muslims. The really sad part is that I was a Southern conservative Bible-believing evangelical/charismatic Christian minister when I hated them the most. God used a little Muslim boy to get me back on the path of following Jesus and loving my neighbors. Even if they happen to be Muslims.
There a many Muslims leaders not only speaking out against ISIS and terrorism but they are also trying to help their Christian neighbors in this country who are going to times of suffering and difficulty. American Muslims are helping African American Christians rebuild their burned down churches. This is so cool. Check out my blog on this story!
When I was young I used to think that I could separate the Confederate flag and my love of Civil War history from the darkness of the slavery issue that actually led to the war. Some of my Southern friends who also wanted to sanitize the Confederate flag and the heritage associated with it would appeal to the South succeeding over states rights. It would become clearer as I grew up that the number one states right the South was fighting for was the right to own slaves. As as young man, I was so naive. Here is a blog with a little bit of my story. I hope you find it helpful.