Tag: Donald Trump

Foreign Policy in President Trump’s State of the Union

Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed “America First” president. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that has translated into a much stronger focus on domestic issues than foreign policy. This is not to say President Trump has no foreign policy,...

/ February 1, 2018

For My Young Immigrant Friends

Saying Things That Shouldn’t Need to Be Said I can’t believe I’m writing this in 2018, but none of my immigrant friends have ever threatened me—either my physical safety or my personal beliefs. They’ve not...

/ January 16, 2018

Christians Could Return to Middle East, Thanks to Trump, Deportations

This story was originally published in Christianity Today and can be read here.  When Haitham Jazrawi started working at Kirkuk Presbyterian Church in Iraq in 1991, there were 72 families. Today, there are still 72...

/ October 2, 2017

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

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

Reasonable Hope: Bright Spots When the Day is Dark

Maybe I read too much fantasy as a teenager, but my tendency is to make epics out of everything. Calamities are more interesting than your run-of-the-mill conundrums. The apocalypse is more exciting than roadblocks. Revolutions...

/ November 18, 2016

The Aleppo Deception

Everyone has an agenda. I know that. You know that. Politicians, the media, even humble bloggers have their biases and narratives. What they know and what they think they know. What’s true and what they...

/ October 27, 2016