Matthew Soerens and his co-authors say that by learning from the global church and marginalized voices, we can return to our roots of being kingdom-focused – loving our neighbor and giving of ourselves in missional service to the world.
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Does the American evangelical church need a wake-up call? Have we become unaware of our blind spots?
Our guest on this episode is Matthew Soerens. Matthew is the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, where he helps evangelical churches understand the realities of refugees and immigration and to respond in ways guided by biblical values. He is also the national coordinator of the Evangelical Immigration Table. He previously coauthored Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, & Truth in the Immigration Debate (IVP, 2018) and Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis (Moody, 2017).
His latest book, co-authored with Eric Costanzo and Daniel Yang, is Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church (InterVarsity Press, 2022).
Matthew Soerens and his coauthors suggest that we must listen to the voices of global Christians and the poor who offer significant insights and hope from the margins, and to the ancient church which survived through the ages amid temptations of power and corruption. By learning from the global church and marginalized voices, we can return to our roots of being kingdom-focused – loving our neighbor and giving of ourselves in missional service to the world.
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