Objection to Refugees 1: They’re Violent. Just Look at Europe.

The Western public has indeed been infiltrated. Not by terrorists, but by the mass marketing of the fear of terror. The feeling—the apparent knowledge—that refugees are violent has been broadcast by ratings-focused media and sensationalist...

/ September 3, 2018

Cornelius Van Til’s ‘Medicine Book’

There is a great danger in believing the Bible is merely a rulebook for living, an agglomeration of ancient poems and stories, or a sort of self-help handbook. There is equally a danger in thinking...

/ August 30, 2018

Responding to Concerns and Objections About Refugees

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. – Psalm 111:10 At this point, I have laid out (hopefully) a means of thinking about refugeeism...

/ August 27, 2018

The Contribution of Christians in the Middle East–and the Call to Keep Them There

North American Christians can be confident and excited about the contribution of refugees to our communities. We also need to appreciate the sometimes greater and more vital contribution of refugees when we assist them to...

/ August 20, 2018

The Blessing of Refugees: Cultural Contributions of Refugees

Beyond the net positive economic impact of uprooted peoples resettled in our countries, refugees can bless our communities culturally. When God’s people were in exile in a foreign land, swept off to Babylon in captivity,...

/ August 13, 2018

It Turns Out Older Churches Are More Progressive Than Newer Ones

What with the secularization of American society, increasing moves toward and beyond relativism, and advancing political progressivism, one might presume new church plants are more liberal than churches planted 50 or 100 years ago. Actually,...

/ August 10, 2018

The Blessing of Refugees: Economic Contributions of Refugees

Out of Egypt I called my son. – Hosea 11:1 It was out of refugeeism that God returned the Messiah to Israel. It was out of foreignness that the Savior of the world came. Not...

/ August 6, 2018

Arm’s-Length Prejudice and Real Respect

Imagine a guy who looks like a member of Hell’s Angels—tatted, scruffy, big-bearded, and all black leather—walks into a corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago. Think of a kid in a Bernie Sanders shirt that gives...

/ August 2, 2018

Seeking Salvation–Without Soul Vulturing

As much as refugees need fame; as much as they need freedom from political, economic, and social oppression; as much as they need food, water, and shelter; we know—as Christians and as Christian humanitarians—that at...

/ July 30, 2018

Born Again Unto Knowledge

Basis for Knowledge Cornelius Van Til, one of the great Reformed thinkers, wrote a letter to Francis Schaeffer about “the God who is there.” A considerable portion of Van Til’s work aimed to establish a...

/ July 25, 2018