Could Loaves and Fishes Change the Immigration Dilemma? (Matthew 14:13-21)

By Verity Jones.People react to the dramatic rise in unaccompanied children arriving illegally in the U.S. from Central America.In June, reporters for The Washington Post described the deplorable detention conditions of the Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas. “The sick are separated by flimsy strips of yellow police tape from the crying babies and expectant mothers. They subsist on bologna sandwiches and tacos, with portable toilets and no showers, and their wait can last for d … [Read more...]

Heaven Is a Home (John 14:1-14)

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By Eric D. BarretoUndocumented immigrants like Thelma live in fear of deportation and losing their "home."When I was a child, my vision of heaven was riddled with roller coasters and populated by Disney characters. Let me explain.Growing up in Puerto Rico, the American “mainland” to our north was for me a dreamland of sorts. You could catch a glimpse of it on television shows depicting Main Streets lined with impressive trees. And of course, there was Disney World. As a fiv … [Read more...]

Acts 2:1-21, Think Differently About Difference

By Dr. Eric D. BarretoChristians have often hoped for a time when our racial and economic differences would cease, when in Christ we would all be indistinguishable. Such impulses are earnest but fundamentally misguided.Watch the Video: Religion Without BordersSikh, Muslim and Hindu students from across New York City have spent the last six months learning the art of debate through "Debate in the Neighborhood," a collaboration between the International Debate Education … [Read more...]


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