Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here.  With the fate of 199 Iraqi nationals on hold while a Detroit court hears a lawsuit, a group of evangelical leaders has sent the Trump administration...

/ July 3, 2017

US prepares to deport hundreds of Iraqis

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here.  Nahidh Shaou could be deported any day now. As a Christian and a veteran of the US military, being forcibly returned to Iraq—a homeland he...

/ June 13, 2017

Female pastors bring hope to war-torn Middle East churches

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here. The turnover among Christians in the Middle East, in addition to years of stirring among reformist Arab evangelicals, has made way for female pastors...

/ May 6, 2017

The docs next door: What to expect when your neighbor is a hospital

This story was published in the Chicago Tribune and is available here. When Dan Cusack, 65, looks out his dining room window, all he sees is the towering red brick facade of Elmhurst Hospital. He moved with...

/ April 30, 2017

Necessary sounds

This story was published in Topology Magazine and can be found here.  During the war, ISIS set up camp in her father’s fields. The rebels fired rockets into town from their perches somewhere in the foothills. Indiscriminate...

/ March 30, 2017

Is an America-First doctrine actually biblical?

I recently published a piece in RELEVANT clarifying and building on my understanding of nationalism and a biblical response. If you tuned in to the news over the last few weeks, you may have a...

/ February 8, 2017

The Church’s strong showing on behalf of refugees

I attended a Catholic mass on Sunday. The message there, and across the Catholic universe, came from the Beatitudes.  Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those...

/ January 31, 2017

‘America First’ is not Christian

Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves. He gave us the model of the Good Samaritan who, though ethnically separate, sacrificed for a suffering sojourner. Christ gave us the model of himself, who...

/ January 23, 2017

A prayer for the President and the Church on Inauguration Day

Father in Heaven, We praise you because you are always good. Always sovereign. Always loving. We praise you because the government is on your shoulders. You are King of kings and Lord of lords. We...

/ January 20, 2017

My president was good

There have been scores of black presidents in history. But America only had one. It will never have another like him. On the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, I don’t look back embracing all...

/ January 19, 2017