Category: Refuge

Responding to Refugeeism: A Three-Pronged Plan of Action

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward. – Matthew...

/ April 16, 2018

A Theology of Refuge: How the Good Samaritan Helps Us Come Alongside Refugees

The imago Dei informs how the Church can respond to refugeeism with the eyes and fingerprint of the Father. The Spirit of Pentecost reveals how Christians are radically helped, accompanied, and sustained by the Holy...

/ April 9, 2018

A Theology of Refuge: Seeing Refugees in the Radical Light of Pentecost

At Pentecost, God sent his Spirit to his people—the Church—in order that they might have a helper, an ever-present companion, and a source of sustenance along their pilgrimage. Because the Spirit lit upon and within...

/ April 2, 2018

A Theology of Refuge: Knowing Refugees in Light of the Imago Dei

The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have...

/ March 26, 2018

Why the Church Needs to Care About Refugees

Through Moses, God ordered the Israelites to care for the aliens among them. The Israelites and the apostles were told to care for strangers. Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan. Every sermon you’ve...

/ March 19, 2018

Why the Church Has a Unique Role in Responding to Refugeeism

For thousands of years the people of God have been part of the ever-unfolding story of exiles and migrants in the world. We have been refugees, refugee-makers, and sources of refuge. This is no less...

/ March 12, 2018

Refuge and Refugees in Church History

The Bible is a book from and for refugees. The Israelites were not at home in Egypt or Canaan. The Church of Acts suffered the persecution of kings as today it suffers that of caliphs....

/ March 5, 2018

Who Is a Refugee?

For the sake of clarity in an unbelieving world, we might point to the definition of “refugee” as put forth by the United Nations: Any person who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted...

/ February 26, 2018

Neither Slave Nor Free, Legal Resident Nor Refugee

When I hear Mara’s story–a story of intimidation that led to flight that led to poverty that led to a waning hope–I understand, but I cannot imagine. I listen, but I cannot relate. I can...

/ February 19, 2018

The Church and the Refugee

Hear my prayer, LORD, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors were. – Psalm 39:12 Isis...

/ February 12, 2018